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Growth dynamics and leaf quality of the stinging trees Dendrocnide moroides and Dendrocnide cordifolia (family Urticaceae) in Australian tropical rainforest: implications for herbivores



Growth dynamics and leaf quality of the stinging trees Dendrocnide moroides and Dendrocnide cordifolia (family Urticaceae) in Australian tropical rainforest: implications for herbivores



Australian Journal of Botany 48(2): 191-201



Dendrocnide moroides and Dendrocnide cordifolia were studied at 2 sites in Wongabel State Forest Reserve, north Queensland - within a block of Araucaria cunninghamii plantation, where the species occurred as understorey rain forest pioneer plants, and in an adjacent rain forest gap. Leaf growth dynamics and leaf quality varied widely with age, season, plant height and habitat. Although leaves were produced continuously, growth rates varied seasonally.

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DOI: 10.1071/bt98006


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