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From:
Published online 2011 August 1. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcr184

Table 3.

Leaf characteristics, shoot dry weight and root dry weight in the different water regimens (pot experiment)

Leaf area (m2 hill−1)Stem number (hill−1)Shoot dry weight (g hill−1)Root dry weight (g hill−1)Root : shoot ratio
Flooded0·74a59a68a10·3a0·15
Aerobic300·46b41b43b6·9b0·16
Aerobic800·35c40b33c5·3c0·16 ns
Aerobic30/flooded62 %70 %63 %67 %106 %
Aerobic80/flooded47 %68 %48 %51 %107 %

Means followed by the same superscript letter within columns are not significantly different (P < 0·05).

In aerobic30 and aerobic80 treatments, irrigation was applied when the soil water potential reached –30 kPa and –80 kPa, respectively.