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Table 2 Morphological leaf traits at full leaf expansion of the considered species

From: Morphological, anatomical and physiological leaf traits of Q. ilex, P. latifolia, P. lentiscus, and M. communis and their response to Mediterranean climate stress factors

Species DM (mg) LA (cm2) LMA (mg cm-2) LTD (mg cm-3)
P. lentiscus 229.7 ± 53.4 a 11.7 ± 2.3 a 19 ± 2 a 521 ± 57 a
P. latifolia 105.4 ± 11.3 b 5.2 ± 0.4 b 20 ± 1 a 472 ± 24 a
M. communis 31.5 ± 7.8 c 3.5 ± 0.4 c 9 ± 1 b 304 ± 51 b
Q. ilex 195.2 ± 35.4 d 10.1 ± 1.6 d 19 ± 2 a 613 ± 40 c
  1. DM , leaf dry mass; LA, projected leaf surface area; LMA, leaf mass per unit leaf area; LTD, leaf tissue density. Mean values (±SE) are shown (n = 20). Mean values with the same letters are not significantly different (Tukey Test, p ≥ 0.05).