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eucalyptus more water-efficient under Ethiopian drought

eucalyptus more water efficient than indigenous Ethiopian trees

doc-titlePhotosynthetic gas exchange, growth and biomass allocation of two Eucalyptus and three indigenous tree species of Ethiopia under moisture deficit
quoteAll species [of trees in this experiment in Ethiopia] had comparable biomass production under sufficient water or mild water deficit. However, the eucalypts produced more biomass than the deciduous species under severe water deficit. ... Water losses from [indigenous] C. macrostachyus and C. africana leaves were about 23 times those of E. camaldulensis and E. [Eucalyptus] globulus across all the treatments.
sourceJiregna Gindaba and Andrey Rozanov of Stellenbosch University, South Africa