The influence of epidermal windows on the light environment within the leaves of six succulents.

  title={The influence of epidermal windows on the light environment within the leaves of six succulents.},
  author={Kathryn J. Egbert and Craig Edwin Martin and Thomas C. Vogelmann},
  journal={Journal of experimental botany},
  volume={59 7},
An omni-directional fibre optic microprobe was used to measure the quantity and quality of light within the leaves of six succulents having epidermal windows, three species having a subterranean growth habit (Haworthia truncata, Lithops olivacea, and Opthalmophyllum longum) and three growing above ground (Peperomia dolabriformis, P. graveolens, and the sprawling vine Senecio rowleyanus). Although light levels at most locations inside the leaves of all species were high, near those incident on… 

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