Within-twig leaf distribution patterns differ among plant life-forms in a subtropical Chinese forest.

@article{Meng2013WithintwigLD,
  title={Within-twig leaf distribution patterns differ among plant life-forms in a subtropical Chinese forest.},
  author={Fengqun Meng and Rui Cao and Dongmei Yang and Karl J. Niklas and Shucun Sun},
  journal={Tree physiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={33 7},
  pages={753-62}
}
In theory, plants can alter the distribution of leaves along the lengths of their twigs (i.e., within-twig leaf distribution patterns) to optimize light interception in the context of the architectures of their leaves, branches and canopies. We hypothesized that (i) among canopy tree species sharing similar light environments, deciduous trees will have more… CONTINUE READING