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Title: Cauliflory & Cannonball Tree
Authors: Sharma, Santosh Kumar
Issue Date: Jun-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: MOST plant species bear flowersand fruits towards the outer sideon their branches in the canopy.But nature encourages diversity! There aresome species in which flowers andsubsequent fruits abruptly grow from themain wooded trunk or major branchesrather than twigs and smaller branches andthe finer branches usually remainvegetative. This phenomenon is known as‘cauliflory’ (from the Latin words for ‘stem’and ‘flower’) and the plant speciesexhibiting it are called ‘cauliflorous’.Examples of cauliflorous species
Page(s): 53-55
CC License:  CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India
ISSN: 0036-8512
Source:SR Vol.48(06) [June 2011]

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