Polystichum munitum (Dryopteridaceae) varies geographically in its capacity to absorb fog water by foliar uptake within the redwood forest ecosystem.

@article{Limm2010PolystichumM,
  title={Polystichum munitum (Dryopteridaceae) varies geographically in its capacity to absorb fog water by foliar uptake within the redwood forest ecosystem.},
  author={E. Limm and T. Dawson},
  journal={American journal of botany},
  year={2010},
  volume={97 7},
  pages={
          1121-8
        }
}
  • E. Limm, T. Dawson
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • American journal of botany
  • UNLABELLED PREMISE OF THE STUDY Fog provides a critical water resource to plants around the world. In the redwood forest ecosystem of northern California, plants depend on fog absorbed through foliar uptake to stay hydrated during the rainless summer. In this study, we identified regions within the redwood ecosystem where the fern Polystichum munitum canopy most effectively absorbs fog drip that reaches the forest floor. • METHODS We measured the foliar uptake capacity of P. munitum fronds… CONTINUE READING
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