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Leaf mass per area

Formal name:  leaf dry mass per leaf area
Abbreviation:  LMA
Local identifier:  TOP53
Definition:  the ratio of the dry mass of a leaf (TOP:leaf dry mass) to its area (TOP:leaf area)
Formal Unit:  mass unit / area unit

Comment:  leaf mass per area is the inverse to specific leaf area (TOP:specific leaf area)
Reference:  Eric Garnier, Jens Kattge, Stefan Klotz, Ingolf Kühn, Ulrike Stahl


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