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Systematic studies in Gnidia L. (Thymelaeaceae)
Gnidia L., variously estimated to contain 100–160 species, is the largest genus in the sub-cosmopolitan family Thymelaeaceae. Most species are shrubby, and occur in tropical and southern Africa, with one species reaching ...
Seasonal pharmacological and phytochemical properties of medicinal bulbs.
Medicinal bulbs form part of the diversified flora in South Africa. The plants are used extensively in South African traditional medicine in the treatment of various ailments. Due to the ever-increasing demand and the ...
Ecophysiology of encroaching Acacia mellifera in intra- and inter-specific interactions.
The long-term economic viability and ecological integrity of savanna rangelands is being undermined by increasingly dense woody thickets at the expense of palatable herbaceous cover. This process is known as shrub- or ...
The role of fire and fire-related factors on germination and growth of grassland species.
Fire, natural or of anthropologic origin is a recurrent phenomenon in South African mesic grasslands. The species composition of these grasslands is sensitive to fire frequency and there exists a permanent fire-species ...
The establishment of in vitro screening methods for evaluating the susceptibility of sugarcane (Saccharum spp. hybrids) to the fungal disease, smut (causal agent : Ustilago scitaminea H. and P. Sydow) and the stalk borer, Eldana saccharina Walker (Lepidoptera : Pyralidae).
The fungal disease smut (causal agent: Ustilago scitaminea H. & P. Sydow) and stalk borer Eldana saccharina Walker place major constraints on sugarcane agriculture in South Africa. The best approach for management is the ...
Studies on factors influencing viability after cryopreservation of excised zygotic embryos from recalcitrant seeds of two amaryllid species.
Recalcitrant unlike orthodox seeds do not show a sharp border between maturation and germination and remain highly hydrated and desiccation-sensitive at all developmental and post-harvest stages. In contrast with ...