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Xylem Structure and Water Transport in a Twiner, a Scrambler, and a Shrub of Lonicera (Caprifoliaceae)
Author(s): S. T. Chiu and F. W. Ewers
Publication Type: Article
Journal: Trees-Structure and Function
Article Topic(s): Morphology,Water
Research Setting(s): Laboratory
Species Referenced: Lonicera sempervirens (Coral honeysuckle),
AbstractXylem structure and water movement was studied in three different Lonicera species with different habits. The twining species, Lonicera japonica had the widest and the narrowest xylem. Lonicera maackii, a tree species, had the greatest annual increases in xylem, but the lowest proportion of conducting xylem. The scrambling species, Lonicera sempervirens, had a low maximum xylem diameter, high ratio of xylem area to leaf area and low conductivity.
Suggested CitationS. T. Chiu and F. W. Ewers. "Xylem Structure and Water Transport in a Twiner, a Scrambler, and a Shrub of Lonicera (Caprifoliaceae)." Trees-Structure and Function 6.4 (1992): 216-224.