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Leaf dry matter content trait

Formal name:  leaf dry mass per leaf fresh mass trait
Abbreviation:  LDMC
Local identifier:  TOP44
Definition:  the ratio of the dry mass of the leaf (TOP:leaf dry mass) or component thereof, i.e. leaf lamina (TOP:leaf lamina dry mass), to the corresponding water saturated fresh mass
Formal Unit:  mass unit / mass unit

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


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