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  • n  large family of Australian and South African shrubs and trees with leathery leaves and clustered mostly tetramerous flowers; constitutes the order Proteales
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  • Silver Banksia plants excel at phosphate saving
    ( Max-Planck-Gesellschaft ) Plants in the leached soils of Western Australia have developed a special strategy for coping with the scarcity of phosphorus. Together with colleagues from the University of Western Australia, Perth, scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology in Golm near Potsdam have discovered that plants from the Banksia genus of the Proteaceae family ...
    Dec. 11, 2013 - EurekAlert!

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