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Table 4 Chl content, biomass and leaf properties (mean ± SE, n = 3) of Liriope muscari grown under high (HI), medium (MI) and low (LI) incident PAR in two groups

From: Photosynthetic performance and growth responses of Liriope muscari (Decne.) L.H. Bailey (Asparagaceae) planted within poplar forests having different canopy densities

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HIMILIHIMILI
Chl a [mg L−1]4.71 ± 0.78b5.30 ± 0.21ab11.77 ± 2.93ab6.69 ± 0.24ab8.57 ± 0.52ab13.59 ± 3.06a
Chl b [mg L−1]1.60 ± 0.20c2.08 ± 0.15c5.15 ± 1.07b2.44 ± 0.07c3.43 ± 0.12bc7.68 ± 0.64a
Chl (a + b) [mg L−1]6.31 ± 0.57b7.38 ± 0.25b16.92 ± 3.98ab9.14 ± 0.25b12.01 ± 0.61ab21.26 ± 3.70a
Chl a/b2.91 ± 0.14a2.56 ± 0.20a2.25 ± 0.10a2.74 ± 0.13a2.50 ± 0.10a1.73 ± 0.24b
Caro [mg L−1]2.05 ± 0.29a2.46 ± 0.37a3.52 ± 0.16a2.47 ± 0.07a2.86 ± 0.06a3.77 ± 0.81a
whole plant weight [g]6.84 ± 1.53a6.48 ± 1.36a6.89 ± 0.22a6.08 ± 0.80a5.78 ± 1.24a6.65 ± 1.02a
Root weight [g]3.11 ± 0.84a3.34 ± 0.79a3.20 ± 0.12a3.35 ± 0.46a2.91 ± 0.67a3.57 ± 1.06a
Root tubers weight [g]0.32 ± 0.13ab0.34 ± 0.08ab0.88 ± 0.45a0.19 ± 0.01b0.25 ± 0.03b0.43 ± 0.10ab
Root tubers length [cm]1.73 ± 0.19ab2.20 ± 0.10ab2.53 ± 0.52a1.30 ± 0.15b1.73 ± 0.24ab2.00 ± 0.06ab
Leaf weight [g]0.14 ± 0.03a0.14 ± 0.04a0.14 ± 0.03a0.19 ± 0.01a0.12 ± 0.01a0.18 ± 0.01a
Long leaf length [cm]34.47 ± 0.64a32.60 ± 0.49a34.67 ± 0.68a34.20 ± 0.40a31.33 ± 0.58a32.97 ± 1.48a
Long leaf width [cm]0.60 ± 0.15a0.57 ± 0.15a0.40 ± 0.01a0.43 ± 0.03a0.43 ± 0.03a0.33 ± 0.03a
Short leaf length [cm]21.20 ± 0.72a17.67 ± 2.08ab17.83 ± 0.20ab18.27 ± 1.33ab17.43 ± 0.55ab15.47 ± 0.45b
Short leaf width [cm]0.37 ± 0.03a0.40 ± 0.10a0.33 ± 0.03a0.43 ± 0.10a0.40 ± 0.03a0.27 ± 0.03a
  1. Different letters in superscript following the values in each row indicate significant differences (p < 0.05)