photosynthesis questions about Tamarix and Atriplex

William E. Williams WEWilliams at
Thu May 1 12:22:26 EST 1997

In article <5joh0l$8es at>, ifjed at (Jethro Bodine)

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> I'm looking for some information about Atriplex canescens (Four-wing
> saltbush) and Tamarix pentandra, T. ramossisima, and T. gallica (salt
> cedar, tamarisk).  Which, if any of these, are C-3 and which are C-4?
> Thanks.

Osmond, Bjorkman, and Anderson (1980,"Physiological Processes in Plant
Ecology",Berlin:Springer) say that A. canescens is C-4.  Can't help with
the Tamarisks.

-Bill Williams

Bill Williams, St. Mary's College of Maryland
WEWilliams at

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