Dependence of both the value of r for maximumand the maximum value ofitself on sample size. For each value of the sample size index p = 1, 2, … 8 a fixed number s(p) of samples of size 100p each were uniformly drawn from the population of observed leaf areas. For each one of the samples in a set s(p), we iterated values of r through the interval 1 ≤ r ≤ 255, and for each one of these r values we obtained the concomitant concordance correlation coefficient values . We repeated this procedure for all the samples in the set s(p) and averaged the r values at which attained its maximum value, the obtained averages for the different values of the sample size index p are shown in a). The maximum values that obtained in a sample were also averaged over the s(p) sets. These average values depending on sample size are correspondingly shown in b). The results of this study shows that neither the optimal interval of tolerance of similarity ST(r) or the reproducibility of observed leaf areas by means of their digital image surrogates depend on sample size, therefore the CCM can be considered as, a robust procedure.