Leaf volume: a simple method for measurement and some notes on its use in studies of leaf growth.

Published online
11 Jan 1971
Content type
Journal article
Journal title
Journal of Applied Ecology

Huxley, P. A.

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A liquid displacement method is described for rapid measurement of volumes of individual detached leaves or other small plant parts with an accuracy of at least ± 0.01 ml. If estimates of leaf area and fresh and dry weights were also taken, calculations could be made of mean leaf thickness, air space and specific leaf volume. Data are given on leaves of groundnuts, cotton and Crotalaria juncea using a 100: 45 mixture of isobutyl alcohol and ethylene glycol as the measuring liquid.-R.B.

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