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- Lohmann, Lúcia G., et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Plant ecology & diversity 2012 v.5 no.2 pp. 167-182
- Bignoniaceae; Fabaceae; cambium; case studies; convergent evolution; lianas; models; parenchyma; trees; tropics; wood
- ... Background: Lianas present many interesting structural features that are linked to their climbing habit. Having lost substantial amounts of supporting tissue, these plants depend on external structures for support. Meanwhile, during their evolutionary history, they have gained additional conductive and storage tissues. The wood of lianas generally includes wider vessels, larger amounts of axial pa ...