The geographical distribution of plant latex

@article{Lewinsohn2005TheGD,
  title={The geographical distribution of plant latex},
  author={T. Lewinsohn},
  journal={CHEMOECOLOGY},
  year={2005},
  volume={2},
  pages={64-68}
}
SummaryLatex is a widespread defence in plants against natural enemies and a literature-based summary of latex-producing angiosperms shows records in 40 families, and more than 20,000 species are estimated to bear laticiferous structures of some kind. This is considerably higher than the usually quoted figure of 12,500 species. There are more tropical than temperate latex-bearing families, both in absolute numbers and proportionally. Proportions of latex-bearing families are similar both in… Expand
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