Rooting characteristics of two widely distributed woody plant species growing in different karst habitats of southwest China

@article{Nie2014RootingCO,
  title={Rooting characteristics of two widely distributed woody plant species growing in different karst habitats of southwest China},
  author={Yun-peng Nie and Hong-song Chen and Ke-lin Wang and Ya-li Ding},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
  year={2014},
  volume={215},
  pages={1099-1109}
}
A series of studies claimed that deep root development of plant established in karst regions was facilitated by fractured bedrock beneath the shallow soils; however, bedrock is not a uniform medium for root proliferation. We hypothesized plant species that survived in different karst habitats had some other rooting characteristics rather than deep penetration. To test the hypothesis, coarse root systems of two widely distributed woody species (one tree and one shrub) growing in three typical… CONTINUE READING
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