Relative importance of photosynthetic traits and allocation patterns as correlates of seedling shade tolerance of 13 tropical trees

@article{Kitajima1994RelativeIO,
  title={Relative importance of photosynthetic traits and allocation patterns as correlates of seedling shade tolerance of 13 tropical trees},
  author={Kaoru Kitajima},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1994},
  volume={98},
  pages={419-428}
}
Among 13 tropical tree species on Barro Colorado Island, species with high seedling mortality rates during the first year in shade had higher reltive growth rates (RGR) from germination to 2 months in both sun (23% full sun) and shade [2%, with and without lowered red: far red (R:FR) ratio] than shade tolerant species. Species with higher RGR in sun also had higher RGR in shade. These interspecific trends could be explained by differences in morphological traits and allocation paterns among… CONTINUE READING
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