Original Articles

Growth patterns and annual growth cycle of Acacia karroo hayne in relation to water stress

DOI: 10.1080/02566702.1988.9648133
Author(s): W.R. Teague,


The use and replenishment of carbohydrate reserves in Acacia karroo is closely related to the successive events of the annual growth cycle. Acacia karroo displayed the rapid and substantial decline in non‐structural carbohydrates typical of deciduous woody species. In addition, each time shoot, leaf or reproductive organs grew rapidly, reserves declined.

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