Observations of the photosynthetic physiology of tree species within the C3 monocotyledon genus Pandanus, and comparison with dicotyledon C3 tree species

Lovelock, Catherine E. (1998) Observations of the photosynthetic physiology of tree species within the C3 monocotyledon genus Pandanus, and comparison with dicotyledon C3 tree species. Australian Journal of Botany, 46 1: 103-110. doi:10.1071/BT96106


Author Lovelock, Catherine E.
Title Observations of the photosynthetic physiology of tree species within the C3 monocotyledon genus Pandanus, and comparison with dicotyledon C3 tree species
Formatted title
Observations of the photosynthetic physiology of tree species within the C3 monocotyledon genus Pandanus, and comparison with dicotyledon C3 tree species
Journal name Australian Journal of Botany   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0067-1924
1444-9862
Publication date 1998-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/BT96106
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 46
Issue 1
Start page 103
End page 110
Total pages 8
Place of publication Collingwood, VIC, Australia
Publisher C S I R O Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Photosynthetic characteristics of tree species from the tropical C3 monocotyledon genus Pandanus were compared with C3 dicotyledon species growing in similar environments. The Pandanus species had similar maximum photosynthetic rates (Amax) to dicotyledon tree species in leaves from both sun and shaded environments when Amax was expressed on an area basis. Because of the low specific leaf area of the schlerophyllous leaves of the Pandanus compared to the dicotyledon species, the similarity in Amax was no longer evident when Amax was expressed on a dry-weight basis. Leaf dark respiration rates of the Pandanus on a leaf area and weight basis were generally lower than the shade-intolerant dicotyledons and similar to the shade-tolerant dicotyledon species. Low dark respiration rates and low specific leaf area of the Pandanus may be important characteristics for growth and survival in environments where resource levels are low and the likelihood of tissue damage is high.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Biological Sciences Publications
 
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