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Seasonal and Diurnal Patterns of Photosynthetic Gas Exchange for Lonicera sempervirens and L. japonica (Caprifoliaceae)
Author(s): K. A. Schierenbeck and J. D. Marshall
Publication Type: Article
Journal: American Journal of Botany
Article Topic(s): Invasive species,Phenology
Research Setting(s): Forest,Field
Species Referenced: Lonicera sempervirens (Coral honeysuckle),
AbstractCompares seasonal patterns of water loss and carbon gain in the invasive Lonicera japonica and the native L. sempervirens. Photosynthetic rates were similar for both species. However, L. japonica retained its old leaves during winter while L. sempervirens did not. Additionally, new leaves of L. japonica had higher photosynthetic rates than those of L. sempervirens. These results may help explain the invasive ability of L. japonica.
Suggested CitationK. A. Schierenbeck and J. D. Marshall. "Seasonal and Diurnal Patterns of Photosynthetic Gas Exchange for Lonicera sempervirens and L. japonica (Caprifoliaceae)." American Journal of Botany 80.11 (1993): 1292-1299.