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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
Publication Type: Article
Journal: Acta Oecologica-Oecologia Plantarum
Journal Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/1146609X
Article Topic(s): Morphology
Research Setting(s): Coastal
Species Referenced: Heliotropium curassavicum (Salt heliotrope),
AbstractDescribes 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.
Suggested CitationJ. 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.
Article LinksISSN: 0243-7651