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Table 1 Common tree species across the eastern United States classified by hydrotype (mesophytic, semi-mesophytic, or xerophytic)a, xylem anatomy (diffuse-porous, ring-porous, semi-ring-porous, or tracheid)b, and stomatal control (isohydric or anisohydric)c. Classifications were extracted from the literature;a hydrotype (Flatley et al. 2015),b xylem anatomy (Ewers et al. 2007) andc stomatal control (Roman et al. 2015).

From: Oak, Fire, and Global Change in the Eastern USA: What Might the Future Hold?

Species Hydrotypea Xylem anatomyb Stomatal controlc
Acer rubrum L. Mesophytic Diffuse Isohydric
Acer saccharum Marshall Mesophytic Diffuse Isohydric
Acer pensylvanicum L. Mesophytic Diffuse Isohydric
Betula alleghaniensis Britton Mesophytic Diffuse Isohydric
Betula lenta L. Mesophytic Diffuse Isohydric
Betula papyrifera Marshall Mesophytic Diffuse Isohydric
Carya spp. Nutt. Semi-mesophytic Semi-ring Intermediate
Fagus grandifolia Ehrh. Mesophytic Diffuse Isohydric
Fraxinus spp. (americana, pennsylvanica) L. Mesophytic Ring Anisohydric
Liriodendron tulipifera L. Mesophytic Diffuse Isohydric
Magnolia spp. (acuminata, fraseri) L. Mesophytic Diffuse Isohydric
Nyssa sylvatica Marshall Semi-mesophytic Diffuse Intermediate
Oxydendrum arboreum (L.) DC. Semi-mesophytic Ring Intermediate
Pinus spp. (rigida Mill., taeda L., echinata Mill., pungens Lamb., virginiana Mill.) Xerophytic Tracheid Isohydric
Pinus palustris Mill. Xerophytic Tracheid Isohydric
Pinus strobus L. Semi-mesophytic Tracheid Isohydric
Prunus serotina Ehrh. Semi-mesophytic Ring Anisohydric
Quercus alba L. Xerophytic Ring Anisohydric
Quercus coccinea Münchh. Xerophytic Ring Anisohydric
Quercus montana Willd. Xerophytic Ring Anisohydric
Quercus rubra L. Semi-mesophytic Ring Anisohydric
Quercus velutina Lam. Semi-mesophytic Ring Anisohydric
Robinia pseudoacacia L. Semi-mesophytic Ring Isohydric
Tilia Americana L. Mesophytic Diffuse Isohydric
Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carrière Mesophytic Tracheid Anisohydric