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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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For example, our observation of understory plant and vine leaves wilting and abscising at the forest edge, but not at the forest interior, during La Planada's dry season (C.
Auxins, ABA and gibberellin-like activity in abscising and non-abscising flowers and pods of Vicia faba L.
The dispersal model is for an array (forest) of point sources (single trees) with each point source idealized as abscising all seeds from a point in three-dimensional space.
This is in contrast to the apparent selective advantage of abscising insect-attacked fruits, since abscission can increase predator mortality and thus potentially reduce future damage (Fernandes & Whitham, 1989).