We also measured density of Abutilon or Malvaviscus within each quadrat.
2] as a function of PFD for Malvaviscus and Abutilon.
Density of Abutilon was significantly greater in the grassland phase than the woodland phase, and conversely, density of Malvaviscus was significantly greater in the woodland phase when compared to the grassland phase (Table 1).
2]/s, Abutilon had significantly higher photosynthetic rates than Malvaviscus (t-test; P < 0.
DISCUSSION--As hypothesized, Malvaviscus arboreus var.
While Malvaviscus is a widespread native species in the Gulf Coast region of the united states and is used as an ornamental over much of its range, little is known about its photosynthetic capabilities.
While Malvaviscus typically grows in understory or edge of woodlands, its high [A.
Further studies would be needed to determine if Malvaviscus does acclimate to variability in light environment as reported for other species (Givnish, 1988; Givnish et al.
Although little is known about physiology of Malvaviscus, many studies have examined photosynthetic parameters of Abutilon.
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