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The genus Acacia in South Africa. IV. The Morphology of nature pod

P. J. Robbertse
Bothalia | Vol 11, No 4 | a1489 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v11i4.1489 | © 1975 P. J. Robbertse | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 November 1975 | Published: 13 November 1975

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P. J. Robbertse, Department of General Botany, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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The external morphology and the anatomy of the pods all the South African Acacia specoes are discussed. It was found that the South African Acacia species can grouped into a number of distinct categories on the basis of the anatomy of their pods. There is quite a marked difference in anatomy odfthe pod of the series Vulgares and that of the series Gummiferae.


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