embolism

Functional status of xylem through time

Water transport in vascular plants represents a critical component of terrestrial water cycles and supplies the water needed for the exchange of CO2 in the atmosphere for photosynthesis. Yet, many fundamental principles of water transport are dif …

Hydraulic conductance, resistance, and resilience: how leaves of a tropical epiphyte respond to drought

PREMISE: Because of its broad range in the neotropical rainforest and within tree canopies, the tank bromeliad _Guzmania monostachia_ was investigated as a model of how varying leaf hydraulic conductance (Kleaf ) could help plants resist and recover …

Water relations of Calycanthus flowers: Hydraulic conductance, capacitance, and embolism resistance

For most angiosperms, producing and maintaining flowers is critical to sexual repro- duction, yet little is known about the physiological processes involved in maintaining flowers throughout anthesis. Among extant species, flowers of the genus …