You are not currently logged in.
Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:
If You Use a Screen ReaderThis content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Behavioral and Morphological Adaptations of a Tropical Plant to High Rainfall
John M. Dean and Alan P. Smith
Vol. 10, No. 2 (Jun., 1978), pp. 152-154
Published by: Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2388018
Page Count: 3
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Preview not available
Machaerium arboreum (Leguminosae), a liana of Panamanian lowland forests, sheds water from upper leaflet surfaces through thigmonastic and nyctinastic leaf movements. Experiments show that leaflets with acuminate tips have an improved water-shedding ability.
Biotropica © 1978 Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation