Addicott, Frederick T. Department of Botany, University of California, Davis, California.
- Factors affecting abscission
- Agricultural applications
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The process whereby a plant sheds one of its parts. Leaves, flowers, seeds, and fruits are parts commonly abscised. Almost any plant part, such as very small buds and bracts to branches several inches in diameter, and scales or sheets of bark, may be abscised by some species. However, other species, including many annual plants, may show little abscission, especially of leaves.
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