Source water, phenology and growth of two tropical dry forest tree species growing on shallow karst soils

@article{EstradaMedina2013SourceWP,
  title={Source water, phenology and growth of two tropical dry forest tree species growing on shallow karst soils},
  author={H{\'e}ctor Estrada-Medina and Louis Stephen Santiago and Robert Charles Graham and Michael F. Allen and Juan Jim{\'e}nez-Osornio},
  journal={Trees},
  year={2013},
  volume={27},
  pages={1297-1307}
}
Seasonally dry tropical forests are dominated by deciduous and evergreen tree species with a wide range of leaf phenology. We hypothesized that Piscidia piscipula is able to extend leaf senescence until later in the dry season due to deeper and more reliable water sources than Gymnopodium floribundum, which loses leaves earlier in the dry season. Physiological performance was assessed as timing of leaf production and loss, growth, leaf water potential, depth of water uptake determined by stable… 

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