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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The Geographical Distribution Of Plant Latex
Author: Lewinsohn T.M.
Abstract: Latex is a widespread defence in plants against natural enemies and a literature-based summary of latex-producing angiosperms shows records in 40 families, and more than 20,000 species are estimated to bear laticiferous structures of some kind. This is considerably higher than the usually quoted figure of 12,500 species. There are more tropical than temperate latex-bearing families, both in absolute numbers and proportionally. Proportions of latex-bearing families are similar both in tropical and in more widespread or cosmopolitan families. Significantly more latex-bearing species belong to tropical than either to temperate or to widespread taxa, both in absolute and in relative terms. These differences may be related to the higher diversity of natural enemy species and to higher rates of herbivory in the tropics. © 1991 Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart.
Editor: Birkhäuser-Verlag
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/BF01240668
Address: http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0008030551&partnerID=40&md5=20f6ab651eb590c015dce0413d1a2c4d
Date Issue: 1991
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