The two abscised
specimens of Microchaetus zuluensis are described in the present paper.
An alternative explanation would be that ultimate pinnae were actively abscised
by the plant (comment supplied by reviewer Dr.
The low nitrogen values of marcescent leaves in this study were comparable to values from regular abscised
senescent leaves (Killingbeck 1996).
While Mattoo wants it to have a longer, more productive youth, molecular biologist Mark Tucker wants to know why it detached itself, or abscised
zuluensis (Beddard, 1907), two syntypes (ZMUN), abscised
post-clitellarly, labelled 'Microchaetus zuluensis--Zululand', presently on loan to the NMSA, courtesy of C.
These meristems are initially formed in an exogenous position but are transferred to an endogenous position by the activity of a localized phellogen [6,5] and are consequently not abscised
when widespread bark formation occurs [6,7].
peaches were collected at Byron, GA, in 2004 and placed on trays with mesh bottoms over a large aluminum funnel (0.