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Contrasting Morphological and Physiological Traits of Heliotropium curassavicum L. Plants from Desert and Coastal Populations

Author(s): J. Roy and H. A. Mooney

Year: 1987

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Acta Oecologica-Oecologia Plantarum
Journal Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/1146609X
Volume: 8
Issue: 2
Pages: 99-112

Article Topic(s): Morphology
Research Setting(s): Coastal

Species Referenced: Heliotropium curassavicum (Salt heliotrope),

Abstract

Describes morphological differences between Heliotropium currasivicum plants in desert and coastal populations. Plants from deserts are taller and have smaller, thinner leaves. These adaptations allow the plant to maintain high photosynthetic rates in the hot, desert environment.

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J. Roy and H. A. Mooney. "Contrasting Morphological and Physiological Traits of Heliotropium curassavicum L. Plants from Desert and Coastal Populations." Acta Oecologica-Oecologia Plantarum 8.2 (1987): 99-112.

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ISSN: 0243-7651

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