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Leaf density trait

Formal name:  leaf dry mass per leaf volume trait
Local identifier:  TOP55
Definition:  the ratio of the dry mass of a leaf (TOP:leaf dry mass) or component thereof , i.e. leaf lamina (TOP:leaf lamina dry mass), to the corresponding volume (TOP:leaf volume, TOP:leaf lamina volume)
Formal Unit:  mass unit / volume unit

Comment:  when known, the component of the leaf on which the measurements have been taken should be specified: whole leaf (PO:leaf), leaf lamina (PO:leaf lamina).
Reference:  Eric Garnier, Jens Kattge, Stefan Klotz, Ingolf Kühn, Ulrike Stahl


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