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Table 3 Plant species, family, ecosystem, functional type, occurrence and measured specific leaf weights (SLW) of the 8 tropical plant species investigated from várzea (v) and igapó (i)

From: Root anoxia effects on physiology and emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) under short-and long-term inundation of trees from Amazonian floodplains

Plant species SLW [g m-2] Family Ecosystem1 Functional Type2 Countries of occurence3
Garcinia macrophylla (Mart.) Planch. & Triana 142 (i)” Clusiaceae a, b*, c, d, i evergreen Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, United States, South-East Asia
Hevea spruceana (Benth.) Müll.Arg. 24 (v)’27 (i)’43 (i)” Euphorbiaceae a*, b*, d deciduous/brevi -deciduous Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru
Hura crepitans L. 45 (v)” Euphorbiaceae a*, c, i brevi Netherlands Antilles, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Bahamas, Belize, Central African Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Domincan Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Indonesia, Lao Peoples Democratic Republic, Madagascar, Martinique, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Suriname, El Salvador, Togo, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Chinese Taipei, Tanzania, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam
Laetia corymbulosa Spruce ex Benth. 58 (v)’ Flacourtiaceae a* brevi-deciduous Bolovia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú
Pouteria glomerata (Miq.) Radlk. 68 (v)” Sapotaceae a*, c, d, e, f, g, h evergreen Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Paraguay, Suriname, El Salvador, United States, Venezuela
Pseudobombax munguba (Mart. & Zucc.) Dugand 65 (v)” Malvaceae a*, b, d deciduous Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
Salix martiana (Leyb) 23 (v)’ Salicaceae a* evergreen Peru, Brazil
Vatairea guianensis Aubl. 36 (i)’26 (v)’ Fabaceae a*, b*, c, d, e deciduous Brazil, Colombia, French, Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Venezuela
  1. 1 Missouri Bot Garden, New Bot. Garden, Royal Bot. Gardens Kew, INPA-Herbarium and Wittmann pers. com.
  2. 2 Schöngart et al.,[2002].
  3. 3 Global Biodiversity Informations Facility:* Indicates the plant’s environment selected for the measurement.
  4. a) Várzea of Central Amazonian.
  5. b) Igapó of Central Amazonian.
  6. c) Amazonian Terra Firme.
  7. d) Orinoco basin.
  8. e) Atlantic rainforest (nonflooded).
  9. f) Brazilian Pantanal (nonflooded).
  10. g) Brazilian Pantanal (flooded).
  11. h) Cerrado.
  12. i) Central America.
  13. (i) igapó.
  14. (v) várzea.
  15. ’ short-term flooding experiment.
  16. ” long-term flooding experiment.