Ecological Archives A016-075-A2

Jérôme Chave, Helene C. Muller-Landau, Timothy R. Baker, Tomás A. Easdale, Hans ter Steege, and Campbell O. Webb. 2006. Regional and phylogenetic variation of wood density across 2456 neotropical tree species. Ecological Applications 16:2356–2367.

Appendix B. The mean and standard deviation of wood specific gravity within families with over eight species.

Family Order Nb species Mean Standard.dev CV
           
Arecaceae Arecales 13 0.488 0.201 41.24
Simaroubaceae Sapindales 9 0.547 0.219 40.13
Anacardiaceae Sapindales 37 0.659 0.249 37.78
Malvaceae Malvales 111 0.443 0.143 32.31
Bignoniaceae Lamiales 45 0.67 0.216 32.21
Euphorbiaceae Malpighiales 106 0.554 0.175 31.55
Boraginaceae EuasteridI 35 0.575 0.181 31.52
Nyctaginaceae Caryophyllales 15 0.611 0.172 28.08
Solanaceae Solanales 8 0.464 0.124 26.67
Fabaceae Fabales 480 0.713 0.184 25.82
Annonaceae Magnoliales 82 0.572 0.142 24.89
Elaeocarpaceae Oxalidales 15 0.742 0.184 24.76
Ulmaceae Rosales 11 0.62 0.153 24.62
Rutaceae Sapindales 32 0.748 0.184 24.56
Lauraceae Laurales 118 0.572 0.14 24.46
Vochysiaceae Myrtales 43 0.567 0.138 24.34
Rhamnaceae Rosales 13 0.783 0.185 23.61
Asteraceae Asterales 8 0.549 0.128 23.38
Moraceae Rosales 67 0.56 0.131 23.33
Meliaceae Sapindales 41 0.595 0.138 23.17
Proteaceae Proteales 9 0.647 0.149 22.99
Burseraceae Sapindales 46 0.517 0.114 22.12
Lecythidaceae Ericales 69 0.723 0.158 21.84
Apocynaceae Gentianales 65 0.649 0.14 21.56
Urticaceae Rosales 30 0.385 0.083 21.5
Sapindaceae Sapindales 45 0.732 0.157 21.4
Verbenaceae Lamiales 20 0.599 0.118 19.72
Polygonaceae Caryophyllales 26 0.639 0.122 19.07
Clusiaceae Malpighiales 34 0.668 0.127 19.05
Myristicaceae Magnoliales 31 0.518 0.097 18.72
Rubiaceae Gentianales 78 0.664 0.123 18.48
Ebenaceae Ericales 12 0.666 0.122 18.27
Humiriaceae Malpighiales 17 0.769 0.139 18.09
Brassicaceae Brassicales 11 0.685 0.124 18.07
Icacinaceae NearGarryales 11 0.675 0.12 17.83
Podocarpaceae Gymnosperma 8 0.499 0.089 17.78
Combretaceae Myrtales 23 0.743 0.124 16.73
Sapotaceae Ericales 86 0.772 0.126 16.31
Melastomataceae Myrtales 35 0.613 0.097 15.9
Olacaceae Santalales 16 0.713 0.106 14.87
Myrtaceae Myrtales 58 0.791 0.117 14.74
Aquifoliaceae Aquifoliales 12 0.562 0.08 14.3
Salicaceae Malpighiales 32 0.651 0.085 13.05
Chrysobalanaceae Malpighiales 79 0.818 0.102 12.51
Erythroxylaceae Malpighiales 8 0.758 0.094 12.38
Araliaceae Apiales 10 0.482 0.056 11.69
Celastraceae Celastrales 15 0.721 0.079 10.91
Violaceae Malpighiales 15 0.659 0.07 10.56
Ochnaceae Malpighiales 13 0.729 0.076 10.42
Malpighiaceae Malpighiales 20 0.669 0.066 9.9
Memecylaceae Myrtales 12 0.843 0.075 8.86
Caryocaraceae Malpighiales 10 0.696 0.034 4.9


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