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1 December 2015 Succulents and Their Adaptation to Mega-Herbivores in the Gonarezhou National Park (Eastern Zimbabwe) and the First Records in Zimbabwe of the Succulent Twiner Tinospora fragosa and a Succulent Mistletoe, Agelanthus crassifolius
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The relationship between succulents and herbivores at Gonarezhou are discussed. The savannah of Africa is known for its dense herbivore population. Herbivores and succulents co-evolved—the latter having juicy stems and leaves-but how do succulent plants cope in a hostile semi-arid environment ruled by mega herbivores? The deterioration of baobabs due to elephant utilization is a good thermometer of savannah health.

Ernst J. Van Jaarsveld "Succulents and Their Adaptation to Mega-Herbivores in the Gonarezhou National Park (Eastern Zimbabwe) and the First Records in Zimbabwe of the Succulent Twiner Tinospora fragosa and a Succulent Mistletoe, Agelanthus crassifolius," Haseltonia 2015(21), (1 December 2015). https://doi.org/10.2985/026.021.0106
Published: 1 December 2015
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