ilex has significant rates of photorespiration under ambient [CO2], and because under non-photorespiratory conditions photosynthesis is not limited by CO2 transport even at rather low gt, sclerophyllous plants will likely be more responsive tofuture elevated [CO2] than mesophyllous
species; c) PRI can be used to predict changes in leaf water status of Q.
The vegetation of the area is the Cerrado, open savanna formations, and forest gradients formed by the Gallery forests, Mesophyllous
forest and Cerradao, denser woodlands.
in flat, hilly and premontane areas ("floor of semi-deciduous forest and scrub") change in mesophyllous
and microphyllous, according to the ecological conditions.
240-250 herbaceous mesophyllous
species, is endemic to the New World, with centers of diversity in Mexico and Brazil.
moreliana from HEM plots, and a general mix of mesophyllous
litter, in the main from nonectomycorrhizal trees in the LEM plots.