alexa Effect of soil moisture status on leaf surface wax yield of some drought-resistant species
General Science

General Science

Forest Research: Open Access

Author(s): EA Baker, J Procopiou

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The leaf surface wax of plants growing wild under arid conditions was greater than under naturally irrigated conditions. The effect was most apparent for the large-leaf form of Pistacia lentiscus, substantially larger deposits occurring on the leaves of non-irrigated plants (79 μg cm-2) than on leaves of irrigated plants (18 μg cm-2). The least effect was noted with the small but thick leaves of olive cultivars, the deposits on non-irrigated and irrigated leaves being respectively cv Carolia (188 and 168 μg cm-2) and cv Frantoio (262 and 220 μg cm-2).

This article was published in Journal of Horticultural Science and referenced in Forest Research: Open Access

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