Growth rings and rainfall correlations in a mangrove tree of the genus Diospyros (Ebenaceae)

Duke, N.C., Birch, W.R., and Williams, W.T. (1981) Growth rings and rainfall correlations in a mangrove tree of the genus Diospyros (Ebenaceae). Australian Journal of Botany, 29 (2). pp. 135-142.

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Abstract

A tropical mangrove species of Diospyros (provisionally identified as D. ferrea var. geminata) possesses well marked growth rings. Their anatomical features are described, and their frequency is compared with rainfall records. Correlation techniques are used to show that the rings are not annual; the results suggest that, on average, the tree produces seven rings in 4 years. Regression analysis suggests that the tree produced 0.272 mm2 growth increment per millimetre of rain in the preceding year.

Item ID: 48872
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: mangrove; plants; Diospyros; wood; growth rings; rainfall; ecology; distribution; Queensland; Australia; Pacific; IWP
ISSN: 1444-9862
Date Deposited: 10 May 2017 00:16
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0607 Plant Biology > 060703 Plant Developmental and Reproductive Biology @ 40%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 30%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060303 Biological Adaptation @ 30%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960503 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments @ 40%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 30%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960305 Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change @ 30%
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