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During droughts plants run the risk of dying from desiccation. We show that tropical trees differ significantly in how much water they lose through their leaf cuticles and how temperature influences this water loss, independent of whether species occur in wet or dry tropical forests. Species that readily lose water during drought are thus at greater risk under predicted future climates.

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This page is a summary of: Large differences in leaf cuticle conductance and its temperature response among 24 tropical tree species from across a rainfall gradient, New Phytologist, August 2021, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/nph.17626.
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