CSPs: Leaf traits and chemicals of 122 tree species in the CSPs

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Dataset Abstract

Here we present data on 26 morphological and chemical leaf traits of tree species in the Comparative Study Plots (CSPs) of the BEF-China Project. Leaves were sampled accoring to the procedures described in Cornelissen et al (2003), with only fully developped leaves without visible herbivore damage and without excessive epiphyllous organisms being sampled. Leaf sampels were collected by cutting small branches from trees of the respective species using an extendable pruner and only samples from the present vegetation period were collected. Branches were selected to be among the most sun-exposed of the respective individual.

Dataset Design

Leaf samples were taken from sun-exposed branches with an expandable pruner. Only completely developed leaves were sampled, without visible herbivore damage and preferably free of leaf fungi. Seven leaves were collected per individual and the majority of species was sampled in five to seven CSPs. Every species was sampled only from one individual per CSP. Rare species that occurred with less than five individuals in all CSPs had a correspondingly lower number of replicates.

Spatial Extent

Comparative Study Plots in the Gutianshan Nature Reserve

Published

Kröber, W., Böhnke, M., Welk, E., Wirth, C. and Bruelheide, H. 2012. Leaf Trait-Environment Relationships in a Subtropical Broadleaved Forest in South-East China. PLoS ONE 7(4):11.

Temporal Extent

repeated sampling in the CSPs in the Years between 2008 and 2012

Taxonomic Extent

Acer amplum
Acer cordatum
Acer pubipalmatum
Adinandra millettii
Alangium kurzii
Albizia kalkora
Alniphyllum fortunei
Ardisia crenata
Betula luminifera
Camellia chekiangoleosa
Camellia fraterna
Camellia oleifera
Carpinus viminea
Castanea henryi
Castanopsis carlesii
Castanopsis eyrei
Castanopsis fargesii
Castanopsis tibetana
Chimonanthus salicifolius
Cinnamomum subavenium
Cleyera japonica
Cornus kousa
Corylopsis glandulifera
Cyclobalanopsis glauca
Cyclobalanopsis gracilis
Cyclobalanopsis myrsinifolia
Cyclobalanopsis nubium
Cyclobalanopsis stewardiana
Dalbergia hupeana
Daphniphyllum oldhamii
Dendropanax dentiger
Diospyros kaki
Elaeocarpus chinensis
Elaeocarpus decipiens
Elaeocarpus japonicus
Euonymus centidens
Eurya alata
Eurya muricata
Eurya rubiginosa
Euscaphis japonica
Fraxinus insularis
Gardenia jasminoides
Glochidion puberum
Hovenia trichocarpa
Hydrangea chinensis
Hydrangea paniculata
Ilex buergeri
Ilex elmerrilliana
Ilex litseifolia
Ilex pubescens
Ilex purpurea
Ilex rotunda
Ilex suaveolens
Ilex wilsonii
Itea chinensis
Laurocerasus spinulosa
Lindera aggregata
Lindera erythrocarpa
Lindera glauca
Lindera reflexa
Liquidambar formosana
Lithocarpus glaber
Litsea coreana
Litsea cubeba
Litsea elongata
Loropetalum chinense
Lyonia ovalifolia
Machilus grijsii
Machilus pauhoi
Machilus thunbergii
Magnolia cylindrica
Malus leiocalyca
Meliosma flexuosa
Meliosma oldhamii
Michelia skinneriana
Myrica rubra
Neolitsea aurata
Nyssa sinensis
Osmanthus cooperi
Photinia beauverdiana
Photinia hirsuta
Photinia parvifolia
Picrasma quassioides
Pieris formosa
Platycarya strobilacea
Premna microphylla
Prunus discoidea
Prunus schneideriana
Quercus phillyreoides
Quercus serrata
Randia cochinchinensis
Rhaphiolepis indica
Rhamnus crenata
Rhododendron latoucheae
Rhododendron mariesii
Rhododendron ovatum
Rhododendron simsii
Rhus hypoleuca
Schima superba
Schoepfia jasminodora
Sorbus dunnii
Sorbus folgneri
Styrax dasyanthus
Styrax odoratissimus
Symplocos anomala
Symplocos heishanensis
Symplocos oblongifolia
Symplocos paniculata
Symplocos setchuensis
Symplocos stellaris
Symplocos sumuntia
Syzygium buxifolium
Tarenna mollissima
Ternstroemia gymnanthera
Tilia endochrysea
Toxicodendron succedaneum
Vaccinium bracteatum
Vaccinium carlesii
Vaccinium mandarinorum
Viburnum erosum
Viburnum sempervirens
Weigela japonica

Paper proposal submissions

Published

2014

Data columns available in the raw data part of this dataset

ID
species id
Data group: Helper
Values
102
10
101
100
1
Species name
Species name
Data group: Scientific plant species name
Keywords: plant species
Values
Adinandra millettii
Acer cordatum
Alangium kurzii
Acer amplum
Acer pubipalmatum
Author
Author of species
Data group: Author name for species description
Keywords: species author
Values
Buerger
(Camus) Hsu et Jen
Champ.
Abel
Buch.-Ham.
Family
Taxonomic family of species
Data group: Plant family name
Keywords: family
Values
Alangiaceae
Aquifoliaceae
Araliaceae
Betulaceae
Anacardiaceae
no
number of individuals sampled and analysed
Data group: Sample size
Values
4
5
1
2
3
LM
Leaf margin entire
Data group: Leaf margin
Keywords: leaf trait, leaf margin, functional trait
Values
1
0
LP
Leaf pinnation
Data group: Leaf pinnation
Keywords: leaf trait, leaf pinnation
Values
0
1
LH
Evergreen leaf habit
Data group: Leaf habit
Keywords: leaf trait, leaf habit
Values
1
0
FW
Leaf fresh weight
Unit: g
Data group: Sample fresh weight
Keywords: leaf trait, fresh weight
Values
0.85
0.88
0.66
0.6
0.9
DW
Leaf dry weight
Unit: mg
Data group: Sample dry weight
Keywords: leaf trait, dry weight
Values
10523.5
1024.29
1046.29
1057.2
1019.75
LA
Mean leaf area of species
Unit: mm²
Data group: Leaf area
Keywords: explanatory, leaf size
Values
10535
10010
101150
10326
104849
SLA
Mean specific leaf area of species; Area available for sunlight capture with one entity of biomass invested by the plant.
Unit: mm²/mg
Data group: Specific leaf area
Keywords: SLA, explanatory
Values
10.82
10.46
10.8
10.67
10.68
LDMC
Mean leaf dry matter content of species;
Unit: mg/g
Data group: Leaf dry matter content
Keywords: LDMC, explanatory
Values
229.45
219.8
243.78
237.85
161.69
C
Mean carbon content of species;Carbon concentration; Instrumentation: Elemental Analyzer (derived from datagroup)
Unit: mg/g
Data group: Carbon
Keywords: carbon, explanatory
Values
38.53
37.82
39.1
37.33
35.29
* Hallensleben, A. also contributed to this column.
N
Mean nitrogen content of species; Instrumentation: Elemental Analyzer (derived from datagroup)
Unit: mg/g
Data group: Nitrogen
Keywords: nitrogen, explanatory
Values
0.79
0.8
0.85
0.86
0.83
* Hallensleben, A. also contributed to this column.
CN
Mean carbon to nitrogen ratio of species; Carbon to Nitrogen ratio
Unit: g/g
Data group: Carbon Nitrogen ratio
Keywords: explanatory, C/N ratio
Values
13.62
16.34
15.3
14.95
15.18
* Hallensleben, A. also contributed to this column.
K
Mean potassium concentration of species; Instrumentation: atom absorption spectrometer (derived from datagroup); Instrumentation: atom absorption spectrometer (derived from datagroup)
Unit: µg/g
Data group: Chemical elements
Keywords: explanatory, kalium
Values
10843
10197
10339
10735
10363
* Hallensleben, A. also contributed to this column.
Ca
Mean calcium concentration of species; Instrumentation: atom absorption spectrometer (derived from datagroup); Instrumentation: atom absorption spectrometer (derived from datagroup)
Unit: µg/g
Data group: Chemical elements
Keywords: calcium, explanatory
Values
10371
10563
10235
10025
1050
* Hallensleben, A. also contributed to this column.
Mg
Mean magnesium concentration of species; Instrumentation: atom absorption spectrometer (derived from datagroup); Instrumentation: atom absorption spectrometer (derived from datagroup)
Unit: µg/g
Data group: Chemical elements
Keywords: explanatory, magnesium
Values
1042
1008
1082
1004
1052
* Hallensleben, A. also contributed to this column.
P
Mean phosphorus concentration of species; Instrumentation: Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry; Instrumentation: atom absorption spectrometer (derived from datagroup)
Unit: µg/g
Data group: Chemical elements
Keywords: explanatory, phosphorus
Values
1625
1081
192
1012
1018
Al
Mean aluminum concentration of species; Instrumentation: Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry; Instrumentation: atom absorption spectrometer (derived from datagroup)
Unit: µg/g
Data group: Chemical elements
Keywords: explanatory, aluminium
Values
217
387
2
1
3
* Hallensleben, A. also contributed to this column.
Ni
Mean nickel concentration of species; Instrumentation: Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry; Instrumentation: atom absorption spectrometer (derived from datagroup)
Unit: µg/g
Data group: Chemical elements
Keywords: explanatory, nickel
Values
0
17
1
2
13
Pb
Mean lead concentration of species; Instrumentation: Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry; Instrumentation: atom absorption spectrometer (derived from datagroup)
Unit: µg/g
Data group: Chemical elements
Keywords: explanatory, lead
Values
0
1
13
14
11
Na
Mean natrium concentration of species; Instrumentation: Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry; Instrumentation: atom absorption spectrometer (derived from datagroup)
Unit: µg/g
Data group: Chemical elements
Keywords: explanatory, natrium
Values
1286
0
109
1127
110
Mn
Mean manganese concentration of species; Instrumentation: Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry; Instrumentation: atom absorption spectrometer (derived from datagroup)
Unit: µg/g
Data group: Chemical elements
Keywords: explanatory, manganese
Values
1142
106
1146
1100
1134
Zn
Mean zinc concentration of species; Instrumentation: Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry; Instrumentation: atom absorption spectrometer (derived from datagroup)
Unit: µg/g
Data group: Chemical elements
Keywords: explanatory, zinc
Values
100
0
108
10
1
Fe
Mean ferric concentration of species; Instrumentation: Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry; Instrumentation: atom absorption spectrometer (derived from datagroup)
Unit: µg/g
Data group: Chemical elements
Keywords: explanatory, iron
Values
103
102
100
101
0
S
Mean sulfur concentration of species; Instrumentation: Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry; Instrumentation: atom absorption spectrometer (derived from datagroup)
Unit: µg/g
Data group: Chemical elements
Keywords: explanatory, sulfur
Values
1010
1029
1011
1038
1027
StoD
Mean stomatal density of species; Instrumentation: Microscope (derived from datagroup) (derived from datagroup)
Unit: 1/µm
Data group: Leaf stomata density
Keywords: explanatory, stomata, leaf anatomy
Values
10.87
107.22
13.14
12.43
11.71
StoL
Mean length of stomata of species; Datagroup description: Leaf stomata size; Instrumentation: Microscope (derived from datagroup) (derived from datagroup)
Unit: µm
Data group: Leaf stomata size
Keywords: explanatory, stomata, leaf anatomy
Values
18
18.64
19.06
18.92
18.62
StoW
Mean width of stomata of species; Datagroup description: Leaf stomata size; Instrumentation: Microscope (derived from datagroup) (derived from datagroup)
Unit: µm
Data group: Leaf stomata size
Keywords: explanatory, stomata, leaf anatomy
Values
10.64
11.02
11.67
12.17
12.42