Plant leaf mass per area trait

Formal name:  whole plant leaf dry mass per whole plant leaf area trait
Local identifier:  TOP81
Definition:  the ratio of the whole plant leaf dry mass trait (TOP:plant leaf dry mass trait) to the whole plant leaf area trait (TOP:plant leaf area trait)
Formal Unit:  mass unit/ area unit

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


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