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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

Month: Nov
Year: 1993

Publication Type: Article
Journal: American Journal of Botany
Volume: 80
Issue: 11
Pages: 1292-1299

Article Topic(s): Invasive species,Phenology
Research Setting(s): Forest,Field

Species Referenced: Lonicera sempervirens (Coral honeysuckle),

Abstract

Compares 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 Citation

K. 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.

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