© 2016 The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Sodium is essential for animals but not for most plants. Terrestrial sodium comes largely from marine aerosols, so inland ecosystems should have greater potential for sodium limitation than coastal ecosystems. We report a significant decrease of sodium in fruits of four Neotropical Ficus species with distance from presumed marine source.
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Bravo, A., & Harms, K. (2017). The biogeography of sodium in Neotropical figs (Moraceae). Biotropica, 49 (1), 18-22. https://doi.org/10.1111/btp.12398