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The water relations of Inga multinervis for efficient water use in forest systems
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1  Universidad Estatal Amazónica


Inga multinervis, a little-known species, is being used in agroforestry systems for nitrogen fixation and soil improvement. The aim of this research was to characterize the water relations of the species I. multinervis from pressure–volume measurements. The results indicated that the species has the capacity for osmotic and elastic adjustment, given to the low solute potentials and elasticity of the cell walls, thus its use is recommended in degraded forest systems with low water levels in the soil.

Keywords: Inga multinervis, forest management, environmental impacts, ecophysiology