Stomatal dimensions and density in Common Oak leaves


Leaf Shape, Stomata Density and Photosynthetic Rate of the Common Oak Leaves

by Masarovicova E. (1991)


Department of Plant Physiology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Mlynsk/t dolina B-2,
CS – 842 15 Bratislava, Czechoslovakia

in Biologia Plantarum (Praha) 33 (6) :495-500, 1991


Leaf shape and size, stomata dimensions and density, chlorophyll content and photosynthetic rate of the common oak leaves were investigated in shoots of various growth phases (polycyclic growth).

Mean and maximal daily net photosynthetic rates, shoot length, leaf area, stomatal density and chlorophyll contents were significantly higher in shoots of the second growth phase. Intraspecific differences in leaf shape were found within each shoot growth phase.


Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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