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By M. Begon, A.H. Fitter, E.D. Ford, A. Macfadyen (Eds.)

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In a comparison of six rainforest species in the genus Piper, Chazdon and Field (1987a) found that photosynthetic capacity showed little variation among leaves of understorey plants, despite high variation in light availability among leaf microsites. Plants in a nearby clearing exhibited considerable variation in photosynthetic capacity among leaves in relation to leaf light environment. , 1987; Waiters and Field, 1987). In a study of light acclimation of tropical tree seedlings, Kwesiga et al.

In the shade fern Pteris cretica, exposure of fronds to P F D greater than 300 pmol rn-, s - ' caused a continuous decrease in CO, assimilation with time (Hariri and Prioul, 1978). , 1972a; Powles and Thorne, 1981), few studies have documented photoinhibition during sunflecks under field conditions. The understorey herb Oxalis oregana, common in the deeply shaded redwood forests of northern California, exhibits leaflet movements in response to sunflecks when PFD exceeds 300-400 pmol m-' s- ' (Bjorkman and Powles, 1981).

L. Chazdon, C. B. Field, and R. W. Pearcy, unpublished data). Mean sunfleck length was 13 s. Nearly 64% of the sunflecks had a maximum P F D below l00pmol m-* s-I, whereas less than 2% exceeded 500pmol m-2 s-I. Furthermore, sunflecks were clumped in their temporal distribution. 2 min, and the contribution of sunflecks to daily PFD ranged from 16 to 44% (Table 5). 01, R. L. Chazdon, C. B. Field, and R. W. Pearcy, unpublished data). 5 m apart can show two-fold variation in daily PFD and the number of sunflecks received (Pearcy, 1988a).

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