Stem and whole-plant hydraulics in olive (Olea europaea) and kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa)

@article{Dichio2012StemAW,
  title={Stem and whole-plant hydraulics in olive (Olea europaea) and kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa)},
  author={Bartolomeo Dichio and Giuseppe Montanaro and A Sofo and Cristos Xiloyannis},
  journal={Trees},
  year={2012},
  volume={27},
  pages={183-191}
}
A field study and an experiment under controlled conditions using pressure-flux relationships were conducted to compare the stem and whole-plant conductance in olive (Olea europaea) and kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa) species. Anatomical observations were also made on one-year-old stem to determine the conductive area of vessels (A ves) and the total xylem area (A xyl). Results show that A ves of kiwifruit twigs was ~2.5-fold of that in olive twigs, and the hydraulically weighted mean diameter… CONTINUE READING