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Leaf area trait

Formal name:  leaf area trait
Abbreviation:  LA
Local identifier:  TOP24
Related Term:  leaf size
Definition:  the area (PATO:area) of a leaf (PO:leaf) or component thereof, i.e. leaf lamina or leaflet (PO:leaf lamina, PO:leaflet) in the one sided projection
Formal Unit:  area unit

Comment:  "when known, the component of the leaf on which the measurements have been taken should be specified: leaf, leaf lamina, leaflet. The term ""leaf size"" is polysemic and we suggest to not use it in this context"
Reference:  Eric Garnier, Jens Kattge, Stefan Klotz, Ingolf Kühn, Ulrike Stahl


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