C. rosea is the only member of the Clusia genus that is commonly grown, though some another Clusia is cultivated in botanical gardens. It behaves similarly to several strangling vines, like the strangler fig (F. aurea) and the bearded fig (F. barbata), but the resemblance is superficial.
Vargas-Soto JG, Andrade JL, Winter K (2009) Carbon isotope composition and mode of photosynthesis in Clusia species from Mexico. Photosynthetica 47: 33-40
Gehrig HH, Aranda J, Cushman MA, Virgo A, Cushman JC, Hammel BE, Winter K. 2003. Cladogram of Panamanian Clusia based on nuclear DNA: implications for the origins of crassulacean acid metabolism. Plant Biology 5: 59-70
, , and (2009)Canopy CO2 exchange of two neotropical tree speciesexhibiting constitutive and facultative CAM photosynthesis,Clusia rosea and Clusia cylindrica. Journal of Experimental Botany, 60 (11). pp. 3167-3177.
Holtum JAM, Aranda J, Virgo A, Gehrig HH, Winter K. 2004. δ13C value and crassulacean acid metabolism in Clusia species from Panama. Trees 18: 658-668
Winter K, Garcia M, Holtum JAM (2009) Canopy CO2 exchange of two neotropical tree species exhibiting constitutive and facultative CAM photosynthesis, Clusia rosea and Clusia cylindrica. Journal of Experimental Botany 59: 1829-1840
We monitored diel patterns of leaf growth in the facultative C3âcrassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) species Clusia minor and in the supposedly obligate CAM species Clusia alata using imaging methods and followed diel patterns of CO2 exchange and acidification.
Medina E, Aguiar G, Gomez M, Aranda J, Medina JD, Winter K. 2006. Taxonomic significance of the epicuticular wax composition in species of the genus Clusia from Panama. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 34: 319-326
Although the shift to leaf growth early in the light is presumably associated with the availability of carbohydrates, source–sink relationships and sustained diurnal acid levels in young leaves of Clusia spp.
Gustafsson MHG, Winter K, Bittrich V. 2007. Diversity, phylogeny and classification of Clusia. In: Lüttge U (ed) Clusia. A Woody Neotropical Genus of Remarkable Plasticity and Diversity. Ecological Studies 194, Springer, Berlin, pp 95-116.
Zotz G, Winter K. 1996. Seasonal changes in daytime versus nighttime CO2 fixation of Clusia uvitana in situ. In: Winter K, Smith JAC (eds) Crassulacean acid metabolism. Biochemistry, ecophysiology and evolution. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg, pp 312-323
Matsubara S, Krause GH, Seltman M, Virgo A, Kursar TA, Jahns P, Winter K. 2008. Light-harvesting function of lutein epoxide in leaves of the tropical tree genus Inga. Plant, Cell and Environment 31: 548-561
Winter K, Garcia M, Holtum JAM. 2008. On the nature of facultative and constitutive CAM: environmental and developmental control of CAM expression during early growth of Clusia, Kalanchoe, and Opuntia. Journal of Experimental Botany 59: 1829-1840
Zotz G, Winter K. 1994. A one-year study on carbon, water and nutrient relationships in a tropical C3-CAM hemi-epiphyte, Clusia uvitana Pittier. New Phytol 127: 45-60
Cernusak LA, Mejia-Chang M, Winter K, Griffiths H. 2008. Oxygen isotope composition of CAM and C3 Clusia species: non-steady-state dynamics control leaf water 18O enrichment in succulent leaves. Plant, Cell and Environment 31: 1644-1662
Zotz G, Winter K. 1993. Short-term regulation of crassulacean acid metabolism activity in a tropical hemiepiphyte, Clusia uvitana. Plant Physiol 102: 835-841