Visser, Vernon ; Clayton, W. Derek ; Simpson, David A. ; Freckleton, Robert P. ; Osborne, Colin P.
Evolutionary success in arid habitats: Morpho-anatomy of succulent leaves of Crassula species from southern AfricaSucculence is widely interpreted as an adaptation to drought, usually associated with CAM and xeromorphic features among arid-adapted plants. However, this syndrome can also be observed in species typical of mesic and even hydric environments. The leaf-succulent genus Crassula (Crassulaceae) occurs in contrasting habitats in all nine biomes of southern...
Fradera-Soler, Marc ; Rudall, Paula J. ; Prychid, Christina J. ; Grace, Olwen M.