Anatomical adaptations in the leaves of selected fynbos species

  title={Anatomical adaptations in the leaves of selected fynbos species},
  author={A. M. van der Merwe and J.J.A. van der Walt and Elizabeth M. Marais},
  journal={South African Journal of Botany},
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    International Journal of Plant Sciences
  • 2001
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