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  1. Why are spines of African <em>Acacia</em> species white?

    Why are spines of African <em>Acacia</em> species white?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    The straight white spines of African Acacia species are conspicuous, rather than being brown and cryptic as in other species. In comparison with species with brown spines, Acacia spines are composed of less dense material. I suggest that by the...
  2. The life history of the giant octopus <em>Octopus magnificus</em> in South African waters

    The life history of the giant octopus <em>Octopus magnificus</em> in South African waters

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Marine Science
    Octopus magnificus is a regular bycatch of traps set for spiny lobsters and bottom trawls for Cape hakes Merluccius spp. on the continental shelf of South Africa. Octopuses were collected from rocky substrata (traps) and soft sediments (research trawls) during...
  3. Insights into the feeding ecology of the Seychelles Black Parrot <em>Coracopsis barklyi</em> using two monitoring approaches

    Insights into the feeding ecology of the Seychelles Black Parrot <em>Coracopsis barklyi</em> using two monitoring approaches

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    Feeding ecology is an important factor for the survival of a species and knowledge of its parameters is a prerequisite for successful conservation work. In this study we describe the feeding ecology of the endemic Seychelles Black Parrot Coracopsis barklyi...
  4. An index of spring diet in the common flat lizard, <em>Platysaurus intermedius wilhelmi</em>

    An index of spring diet in the common flat lizard, <em>Platysaurus intermedius wilhelmi</em>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Herpetology
    Flat lizards of the genus Platysaurus are primarily insectivorous, but some species are omnivorous, eating significant amounts of plant material. The common flat lizard, P. intermedius, is thought to forage on arthropods, flowers, leaves and fruit. However, this assertion is...
  5. The production, digestibility and chemical composition of five ecotypes of <em>Anthephora pubescens</em> Nees on three soil types

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Production, digestibility of OM and chemical composition of five promising Anthephora pubescens Nees ecotypes (VH4, VH7, VH9, VH17 and VH20) at two fertiliser levels were compared on a soil of the Mangano, Annandale and Sunbury series.
  6. A national range inventory for the Kingdom of Lesotho ‘n nasionale opname van die weivelde van die koningkryk van Lesotho

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    With the need for an understanding of the nation's rangelands, the Division of Range Management of the Kingdom of Lesotho has undertaken a national range inventory. This resource study has utilized as aids in this task, the up‐to‐date techniques of...
  7. Plant palatability assessment and its implications for plant‐herbivore relations

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    An objective method used to assess the palatability of the foliage of woody plant species to kudus, impalas and goats is described. Observations were made on the feeding behaviour of tame animals in the Nylslvey Nature Reserve in northern Transvaal...
  8. The rate of consumption of bush and grass by goats in a representative <em>acacia karroo</em> savanna community in the Eastern Cape

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Consumption of browse and grass in a representative Acacia karroo savanna community was measured. Acacia karroo was preferred to grass. It was selected almost exclusively when available at high leaf densities. Grass was consumed in significant amounts only when approximately...
  9. The relative abundance of maize stem borers and their parasitoids at the Tshiombo irrigation scheme in Venda, South Africa

    The relative abundance of maize stem borers and their parasitoids at the Tshiombo irrigation scheme in Venda, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Maize is an important resource in many small-scale farming areas in South Africa and especially on irrigation schemes in the Limpopo Province where this crop is cultivated under irrigation in sub-tropical conditions. The aim of this study was to determine...
  10. Reproduction and recruitment patterns of the surf clam <em>Donax serra</em> (Bivalvia, Donacidae) on two Namibian sandy beaches

    Reproduction and recruitment patterns of the surf clam <em>Donax serra</em> (Bivalvia, Donacidae) on two Namibian sandy beaches

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Marine Science
    Reproduction and recruitment of the surf clam Donax serra on two Namibian beaches were studied over a period of two years. Histological examination of the gonads indicated a discontinous annual reproductive cycle, related to monthly mean sea surface temperature. The...