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Publication Type J
Authors Ciccarelli, D., L. M. C. Forino, M. Balestri and A. M. Pagni
Title Leaf anatomical adaptations of Calystegia soldanella, Euphorbia paralias and Otanthus maritimus to the ecological conditions of coastal sand dune systems
Source Caryologia
Abstract The aim of the present work is to characterize leaf morpho-functional adaptations of three pioneer sand dune plants - Calystegia soldanella, Euphorbia paralias and Otanthus maritimus - that are distributed on the foredunes where environmental stresses are stronger. The most interesting morpho-anatomical adaptations of the three psammophytes to the ecological conditions of coastal sand dune systems seem to be leaf orientation, leaf roll, non-glandular and glandular trichomes, general morphology of epidermis, morphology and localization of stomata, hydathodes, aerenchyma and water-storage parenchyma. Some of these characters may be proposed as "hard traits" in Plant Functional Type studies.
ISSN 0008-7114
ISBN 0008-7114
Publication Date Apr-Jun
Year Published 2009
Volume 62
Issue 2
Beginning Page 142-151
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000268359400008
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