Stimulatory effects of SO2 on growth of Eucalyptus rudis Endl.
Article first published online: 28 APR 2006
Volume 115, Issue 4, pages 633–637, August 1990
How to Cite
CLARKE, K. and MURRAY, F. (1990), Stimulatory effects of SO2 on growth of Eucalyptus rudis Endl. New Phytologist, 115: 633–637. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.1990.tb00495.x
- Issue published online: 28 APR 2006
- Article first published online: 28 APR 2006
- (Received 3 August 1989; accepted 10 April 1990)
- Eucalyptus rudis;
- growth stimulation;
- open-top chamber;
Eucalyptus rudis Endl. saplings were exposed to either 274 μg m−3 SO2 or 132 μg m−3 SO2 for 8 h d−1, over 123 d, in open-top chambers. Exposure to 132μg m−3 SO2 increased the height of the plants and increased the average area and dry weight of leaves. Exposure to 274 μg m−3 SO2 increased the concentration of total sulphur in the leaves and increased the number of leaves abscised. Sulphur accumulation in the leaves decreased as the duration of exposure increased.