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Leaf damage in island buttonwood, Conocarpus erectus: correlations with pubescence, island area, isolation and the distribution of major carnivores

Author(s): T. W. Schoener

Month: Sep
Year: 1988

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Oikos
Volume: 53
Issue: 2
Pages: 253-266

Article Topic(s): Disturbance,Morphology
Research Setting(s): Wetland,Coastal

Species Referenced: Conocarpus erectus (Button mangrove),

Abstract

Evaluates the relationship between herbivory and leaf characteristics of Conocarpus erectus on islands in the Bahamas. Leaves with more pubescence (hair) were less effected by herbivory. The silver morph leaves are more pubescent than the green morph.

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T. W. Schoener. "Leaf damage in island buttonwood, Conocarpus erectus: correlations with pubescence, island area, isolation and the distribution of major carnivores." Oikos 53.2 (1988): 253-266.

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