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Features of the secondary xylem that facilitate branch abscission in juvenile Wollemia Nobili

Heady, Roger; Burrows, G E

Description

Wollemi pine (Wollemia nobilis) does not shed individual leaves but instead cleanly self-prunes the whole first-order branch with all the leaves still attached. A zone of stranded xylem at the branch base, the site of branch abscission, is described here

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/37779
Source: International Association Wood Anatomists Journal (IAWA)

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