Clusia is the only dicotyledonous tree genus with crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM), and in some cases all variants of CAM can even be expressed in one given species. These unique features as well as its extreme flexibility have put Clusia in the limelight of international research. The scope of studies presented in Clusia: A Woody Neotropical Genus of Remarkable Plasticity and Diversity embrace morphology, anatomy and plant architecture, phytogeographical distribution and community ecology, phylogeny and genetic diversity, physiology and metabolism, physiological ecology and functional diversity, circadian rhythmicity and biological timing. Covering all aspects of tree biology this richly illustrated volume is an invaluable source of information for any plant scientist.
- Historical Recollections
- Morphology, Anatomy, Life Forms and Hydraulic Architecture.-Habitats and Phytogeography of Clusia in the Neotropics
- Clusia as Nurse Plant
- Reproductive Biology
- Diversity, Phylogeny and Classification of Clusia
- Genetic Variation Among Populations of Clusia Species Along a Geographical Range at the Coastline of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil
- Physiological Ecology
- Mycorrhiza of Clusia spec: Types, Abundance, Responses to Environmental Conditions
- Circadian Rhythmicity
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