Water relations of five tropical tree species on Barro Colorado Island, Panama

  title={Water relations of five tropical tree species on Barro Colorado Island, Panama},
  author={Ned Fetcher},
  • N. Fetcher
  • Published 2004
  • Environmental Science
  • Oecologia
SummaryDiurnal curves of xylem pressure potential (P) and leaf conductance (C) were measured for five tree species of the lowland tropical forest on Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Measurements were taken just before and just after the beginning of the rainy season. The species studied were: Cordia alliodora, Faramea occidentalis, Heisteria concinna, Macquira costaricana, and Trichilia cipo.For all species, predawn (base P) and daytime values of P increased markedly after the beginning of the… 
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