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shed flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of a scar tissue

remove or separate by abscission

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Of the above parameters, leaf abscission was the most affected by salinity, with the concentrations of 40 and 60 mM NaCl resulting in an increase of approximately 100% in the number of abscised leaves when compared to the control.
lanatus exhibit a form of serotiny (canopy seed storage) in that the cones do not disintegrate, but gradually dry out, retaining the partially exposed abscised seeds within the desiccated cone (Grobbelaar, 1989, 2004).
Dimensions: Abscised part of clitellate lectotype >70 mm long, 10 mm wide at 10, 14 mm in region of tubercula pubertatis.
65 % of leaves were abscised and with 60 mM of NaCl 77.
Nay and Perring (2005) studied Ectomyelois ceratoniae (Zeller) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) larval mortality due to ant predation and heat load from abscised dates remaining on the tree and dates fallen to the ground.
This symptom makes it difficult to use old (>1 year old) foliage in carbon distribution studies, unless the amount of foliar biomass abscised has been measured.
After the indicated interval of time the explants were temporarily removed from the chamber and petioles that fell off with a gentle touch were recorded as abscised.
During the present study, these two forms occur notably as abscised pinnules, very rarely as ultimate pinnae of which three were collected.
The low nitrogen values of marcescent leaves in this study were comparable to values from regular abscised senescent leaves (Killingbeck 1996).
Lichens and freshly abscised oak leaves were collected in December 1989, and air-dried to supply initial litterbag material.
For plants from the southern populations, every leaf from the main axis was collected as it began to yellow and abscised easily.
While Mattoo wants it to have a longer, more productive youth, molecular biologist Mark Tucker wants to know why it detached itself, or abscised.