Plant and Soil

, Volume 117, Issue 2, pp 237–241

Mycorrhizal infection and foliar phosphorus content of seedlings of three dipterocarp species growing in a selectively logged forest and a forest plantation


  • S. S. Lee
    • Faculty of ForestryUniversity Pertanian Malaysia
  • K. L. Lim
    • Faculty of ForestryUniversity Pertanian Malaysia

DOI: 10.1007/BF02220717

Cite this article as:
Lee, S.S. & Lim, K.L. Plant Soil (1989) 117: 237. doi:10.1007/BF02220717


Foliar phosphorus content and mycorrhizal infection of dipterocarp seedlings growing in a 61-year-old forest plantation (site A) and a selectively logged forest (site B) were determined. Mycorrhizal infection levels were high−83.7% forShorea bracteolata and 95.0% forS. leprosula at site A, and 77.8% forS. leprosula and 86.3% forS. curtisii at site B. The seedlings all had similar foliar phosphorus contents although available soil phosphorus at site B was half that at site A. Significant correlations were obtained between foliar phosphorus content and percentage mycorrhizal infection at site B only.

Key words

dipterocarpsfoliar phosphorusforest plantationlogged forestmycorrhizasShorea spp

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