Skip to main content

Notes: Effect of Leaf Thickness on Ignitibility

Buy Article:

$29.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

Standardized fuel samples cut from the leaves of 32 plant species and from sheets of filter paper were test-burned in a muffle furnace at 750°C. Spontaneous ignition delay times, a measure of fuel ignitibility, were recorded. Ignition times varied directly with sample thickness and inversely with the logarithm of the surface area-to-volume ratio. Because of its relationship to ignitibility, leaf thickness may be a factor contributing to fire retardance in some plants. Forest. Sci. 17:475-478.

Keywords: Fire hazard; forest fuels

Document Type: News

Affiliations: Member of the Plant Research Div., Los Angeles State and County Arboretum, Arcadia, Calif. 91006

Publication date: December 1, 1971

More about this publication?
  • Membership Information
  • ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
saf/fs/1971/00000017/00000004/art00015
dcterms_title,dcterms_description,pub_keyword
6
5
20
40
5

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more