Relation of water transport to leaf gas exchange properties in three mangrove species

  title={Relation of water transport to leaf gas exchange properties in three mangrove species},
  author={M. A. Sobrado},
Mangrove species more tolerant to salinity may function with less efficient water transport, which may be related to more conservative water use. To test the hypothesis, we investigate the gas exchange and hydraulic properties of three mangrove species: Rhizophora mangle L., Laguncularia racemosa Gaert and Avicennia germinans (L.)L. Experiments were performed with adult plants growing naturally in the field under a salinity of 35‰. Gas exchange parameters showed that A. germinans had… CONTINUE READING


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