Species Leaf area at full expansion (cm2) Leaf expansion rate (cm2 day-1) % leaf area after two weeks of expansion % leaf area after four weeks of expansion
Evergreen:        
A. oblongum 30.65 0.72 30.15 76.41
I. dipyrena 18.65 0.44 49.01 82.84
M. esculenta 33.98 0.81 42.32 68.63
M. philippinensis 34.56 0.71 51.68 67.07
Q. leucotrichophora 31.90 0.65 30.14 86.78
R. arboreum 52.27 1.24 49.97 77.81
Average 33.67 0.76 42.21 76.59
Semi deciduous:        
S. robusta* 179.14 3.66 12.93 77.68
Deciduous:        
B. variegata 136.58 3.25 48.78 89.64
P. cerasoides 38.84 0.92 39.93 91.76
Average 87.71 2.09 44.36 90.70
*excluding S. robusta, a SD that has 179.14 cm2 leaf area
Table 2: Leaf area and leaf expansion rate of the studied tree species.