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Specific leaf area

Formal name:  leaf area per leaf dry mass
Abbreviation:  SLA
Local identifier:  TOP50
Definition:  the ratio of the area of a leaf (TOP:leaf area) to its dry mass (TOP:leaf dry mass)
Formal Unit:  area unit / mass unit

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


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