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Specific leaf area trait

Formal name:  leaf area per leaf dry mass trait
Abbreviation:  SLA
Local identifier:  TOP49
Definition:  the ratio of the area of a leaf (TOP:leaf area) or component thereof, i.e. leaf lamina (TOP:leaf lamina area), to the corresponding dry mass (TOP:leaf dry mass, TOP:leaf lamina dry mass)
Formal Unit:  area 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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