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Determination of specific leaf area of some commercially useful sub-tropical hardwood species


Hunt, MA and Murray, KE and Battaglia, M and Mathers, NJ, Determination of specific leaf area of some commercially useful sub-tropical hardwood species, Australian Forestry, 70, (3) pp. 158-166. ISSN 0004-9158 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/00049158.2007.10675016


Variability of specific leaf area (SLA) across taxa, sites and crown zones was determined for four sub-tropical hardwood species, Eucalyptus grandis, E. cloeziana, E. argophloia and Corymbia citriodora ssp. variegata, growing in south-eastern Queensland. Mean SLA values were stable amongst those taxa sampled on dry sites but varied markedly between provenances of E. grandis on a moist site. Mean SLA did not vary significantly with crown zone in any of these four sub-tropical eucalypts, which is in contrast to that observed in temperate species, both in Australia and overseas. A provenance of E. cloeziana from a moist coastal site exhibited the largest SLA of all taxa studied.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:leaf area, variation, species differences, provenance, environment, subtropics, models, Eucalyptus, Queenslad
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Forestry sciences
Research Field:Forestry management and environment
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Forestry
Objective Field:Hardwood plantations
UTAS Author:Hunt, MA (Professor Mark Hunt)
UTAS Author:Battaglia, M (Dr Michael Battaglia)
ID Code:102721
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2015-09-04
Last Modified:2015-10-06

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