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Hambach, Bastian; Tipple, Brett James; Ehleringer, James Russell (2021): Cuticular leaf wax concentrations and distributions of common flora of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Deserts. PANGAEA,

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Concentrations and molecular distributions of cuticular leaf wax normal-alkanes (n-alkanes) are presented from eighty-one desert species from twenty-six families. Species were collected from the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Deserts of western North America in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. Species were characterized by their growth form, photosynthetic pathway, and as endemic or introduced. Leaf wax n-alkanes were extracted, isolated, identified, and quantified using a gas-chromatograph equipped with a flame ionization detector following Tipple et al (Forensic Science International, 2016, 262, 233-241). The average chain length and carbon preference index of n-alkanes were calculated. The purpose of this study was to compare leaf wax concentrations and distributions within and between plant families, growth forms, photosynthetic pathways, as well as, between native and introduced species.
average chain length; C3 photosynthesis; C4 photosynthesis; carbon preference index; n-alkanes
Median Latitude: 39.105673 * Median Longitude: -112.831925 * South-bound Latitude: 35.752400 * West-bound Longitude: -116.319900 * North-bound Latitude: 40.751200 * East-bound Longitude: -109.181100
Date/Time Start: 2011-09-07T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2014-04-05T00:00:00
Minimum Elevation: 380.0 m * Maximum Elevation: 1985.0 m
RM_1 (RM 1) * Latitude: 38.799400 * Longitude: -109.181100 * Elevation: 1280.0 m * Location: Bridge Canyon, Utah * Comment: Collection date in 2013
RM_2 (RM 2) * Latitude: 38.799400 * Longitude: -109.181100 * Elevation: 1280.0 m * Location: Bridge Canyon, Utah * Comment: Collection date in 2013
RM_3 (RM 3) * Latitude: 38.799400 * Longitude: -109.181100 * Elevation: 1280.0 m * Location: Bridge Canyon, Utah * Comment: Collection date in 2013
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethod/DeviceComment
1Event labelEventTipple, Brett James
2Latitude of eventLatitudeTipple, Brett James
3Longitude of eventLongitudeTipple, Brett James
4Elevation of eventElevationmTipple, Brett James
5Date/Time of eventDate/TimeTipple, Brett James
6NameNameTipple, Brett JamesLatin name
7NameNameTipple, Brett JamesCommon name
8FamilyFamilyTipple, Brett James
9Growth formGrowth formTipple, Brett James
10Photosynthetic pathwayPhotosynth pathwTipple, Brett James
11MaterialMaterialTipple, Brett James
12Average chain lengthACLTipple, Brett James
13Carbon Preference IndexCPITipple, Brett James
14n-Alkane C19C19ng/gTipple, Brett James
15n-Alkane C20C20ng/gTipple, Brett James
16n-Alkane C21C21ng/gTipple, Brett James
17n-Alkane C22C22ng/gTipple, Brett James
18n-Alkane C23C23ng/gTipple, Brett James
19n-Alkane C24C24ng/gTipple, Brett James
20n-Alkane C25C25ng/gTipple, Brett James
21n-Alkane C26C26ng/gTipple, Brett James
22n-Alkane C27C27ng/gTipple, Brett James
23n-Alkane C28C28ng/gTipple, Brett James
24n-Alkane C29C29ng/gTipple, Brett James
25n-Alkane C30C30ng/gTipple, Brett James
26n-Alkane C31C31ng/gTipple, Brett James
27n-Alkane C32C32ng/gTipple, Brett James
28n-Alkane C33C33ng/gTipple, Brett James
29n-Alkane C34C34ng/gTipple, Brett James
30n-Alkane C35C35ng/gTipple, Brett James
31n-Alkane C36C36ng/gTipple, Brett James
32n-Alkane C37C37ng/gTipple, Brett James
33n-Alkanen-Alkaneng/gTipple, Brett Jamestotal
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