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Abstract

Optical properties of leaves of some Indian plants.

Abstract

Data are reported on 5 leaf optical properties (relative absorptance - for photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD) and for solar energy at 350-1100 nm; the ratio of solar energy at 350-1100 nm reflected to transmitted through the leaf; the PPFD transmitted through the leaf; and the spectral quality of transmitted radiation indicated by the quantum ratio at 660-730 nm) for 22 species, which included tree species from an evergreen forest in S. India and a deciduous forest in Maharashtra, and desert plants from the garden of the University of Jodhpur (Aerva persica, Artocarpus hirsuta, [A. hirsutus], Albizia procera, Bauhinia variegata, Butea monosperma, Calotropis procera, Careya arborea, Cordia rothii, Cryptostegia grandiflora, Dalbergia latifolia, Erythrina indica, Garcinia indica, Gordonia obtusa, Morinda tinctoria, Salvadora oleoides, Salvadora persica, Syzygium phyllyraeoides, Tecomella undulata, Tectona grandis, Terminalia tomentosa, Trewia nudiflora, Ziziphus mauritiana).