Stem hydraulic properties of vines vs. shrubs of western poison oak, Toxicodendron diversilobum

@article{Gartner1991StemHP,
  title={Stem hydraulic properties of vines vs. shrubs of western poison oak, Toxicodendron diversilobum},
  author={Barbara L. Gartner},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1991},
  volume={87},
  pages={180-189}
}
This study investigated the effect of mechanical support on water transport properties and wood anatomy of stems of western poison oak, Toxicodendron diversilobum (T. & G.) Greene. This plant grows as a vine when support is present but as a shrub when support is absent. I compared vines and shrubs growing naturally in the field and those produced from cuttings of 11 source plants in a common garden. Huber value (xylem transverse area/distal leaf area) was lower but specific conductivity (water… CONTINUE READING