Responses of root length/leaf area ratio and specific root length of an understory herb, Pteridophyllum racemosum, to increases in irradiance

@article{Tani2004ResponsesOR,
  title={Responses of root length/leaf area ratio and specific root length of an understory herb, Pteridophyllum racemosum, to increases in irradiance},
  author={Tomomi Tani and Hisaaki Kudoh and Naoki Kachi},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2004},
  volume={255},
  pages={227-237}
}
The understory evergreen perennial Pteridophyllum racemosum Sieb. et Zucc. (Papaveraceae) has the ability to increase root mass per unit transpiring leaf area (RMA) if irradiance increases gradually over several years. In this study, we examined how P. racemosum changes its root length/leaf area ratio and specific root length when the species encounters… CONTINUE READING