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dc.contributor.authorHodge, Simonen
dc.contributor.authorKeesing, V. F.en
dc.contributor.authorWratten, Stephen D.en
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-20T02:28:04Z
dc.date.issued2000en
dc.identifier.citationHodge, S., Keesing, V. F., & Wratten, S. D. (2000). Leaf damage does not affect leaf loss or chlorophyll content in the New Zealand pepper tree, kawakawa (Macropiper excelsum). New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 24(1), 87–89.en
dc.identifier.issn0110-6465en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/1293
dc.description.abstractKawakawa (Macropiper excelsum) is an understorey, forest tree which sustains conspicuous and substantial herbivory from the larvae of a geometrid moth, Cleora scriptaria. This study examined the relationship between leaf abscission and the amount of damage a leaf had sustained. In the field, kawakawa trees showed no increase in the rate of leaf shedding in response to experimental damage by C. scriptaria larvae or to artificial damage produced by a hole punch, even when 90% of the leaf area was removed. The tree did not compensate for a loss in leaf area by increasing the chlorophyll content of damaged leaves. Although herbivore damage is conspicuous and appears detrimental, the tree's leaf phenology does not appear to be affected. It is concluded that this plant species has evolved to tolerate frequent and severe feeding damage to its leaves.en
dc.format.extent87-89en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNew Zealand Ecological Societyen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - New Zealand Ecological Societyen
dc.rightsCopyright © New Zealand Ecological Societyen
dc.subjectMacropiper excelsumen
dc.subjectkawakawaen
dc.subjectpepper treeen
dc.subjectPiperaceaeen
dc.subjectleaf abscissionen
dc.subjectherbivoryen
dc.subjectCleora scriptariaen
dc.subjectEcologyen
dc.titleLeaf damage does not affect leaf loss or chlorophyll content in the New Zealand pepper tree, kawakawa (Macropiper excelsum)en
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::270000 Biological Sciences::270400 Botany::270402 Plant physiologyen
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::270000 Biological Sciences::270700 Ecology and Evolution::270703 Terrestrial ecologyen
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agriculture and Life Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agricultural Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitBio-Protection Research Centreen
dc.subject.anzsrc0602 Ecologyen
dc.relation.isPartOfNew Zealand Journal of Ecologyen
pubs.issue1en
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences
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pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.volume24en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0001-6933-5253
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-5168-8277


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