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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
Publication Type: Article
Article Topic(s): Disturbance,Morphology
Research Setting(s): Wetland,Coastal
Species Referenced: Conocarpus erectus (Button mangrove),
AbstractEvaluates 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.
Suggested CitationT. 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.