Estimated tree height (hmax) at which the flow speed (umin, of solutes) can no longer be obtained

Value 104 meters Range: ±6 meters
Organism Plants
Reference Kaare H. Jensen & Maciej A. Zwieniecki, Physical Limits to Leaf Size in Tall Trees, Physical review letters, PRL 110, 018104 (2013) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.018104 p.4 right column top paragraphPubMed ID23383844
Primary Source M. V. Thompson, & N. M. Holbrook, Scaling phloem transport: water potential equilibrium and osmoregulatory flow, Plant, Cell & Environment, Volume 26, Issue 9, pages 1561–1577, September 2003 DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-3040.2003.01080.x
Comments "With estimates of the driving pressure (?p=1MPa, BNID 108684) and membrane permeability (Lp=5?10^-14m/s/Pa) derived from the literature [primary source], [researchers] find that tree height hmax at which the flow speed umin can no longer be obtained is hmax=104±6m."
Entered by Uri M
ID 108689