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Tree size as a factor influencing leaf emergence and leaf fall in Acacia nigrescens and Combretum apiculatum in the Kruger National Park

P. Novellie
Koedoe | Vol 32, No 1 | a466 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v32i1.466 | © 1989 P. Novellie | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 20 October 1989 | Published: 20 October 1989

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P. Novellie, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

In Acacia nigrescens and Combretum apiculatum saplings tended to retain leaves over the dry season, whereas the mature trees generally lost most of their leaves. In Acacia nigrescens the production of new leaves over the dry season was more commonly observed in saplings than in mature trees.

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Phenology, Kruger National Park, browse vailability.

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