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From: Don Burns <burns at mobot.org> on 1997.04.30 at 06:57:25(681)
Since no one else has asked, this non-botanical mind needs to know what
means it: achlorophyllous

Don

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From: "Richard Mansell (BIO)" <mansell at chuma.cas.usf.edu> on 1997.04.30 at 07:10:50(682)
Simply - without chlorophyll

Obviously this cannot be true otherwise this plant would have to be a
heterotroph. That would make it doubly interesting!

Dick

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From: plantnut at shadow.net (Dewey Fisk) on 1997.04.30 at 09:26:57(683)
Don,
"Plant Identification Terminology, An Illustrated Glossary"... Harris &
Harris.... says:

"Without chlorophyll, as in plants or plant structures which are not green."
Dewey

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From: "Ashley Howarcl[ny][none]" <ashley at ingress.com> on 1997.04.30 at 09:31:17(684)
On Wed, 30 Apr 1997, Don Burns wrote:

> Since no one else has asked, this non-botanical mind needs to know what
> means it: achlorophyllous
>

I have never come across the word til now, but it would apparently mean
"without chlorophyll" chlorophyll being that plant agent responsible for
turning sunlight into energy for plant food production. That said,
wouldn't this property of achlorophyllity be true of nearly all other
flowers in the plant kingdom??? Perhaps another word was meant. One
meaning lack of color or pigment. Or the writer is saying that the flower
not having any energy producing chlorophyll in its structure will require
energy from its parent plant.

H.

From: "Jane M. Whitehill" <whitehil at mobot.org> on 1997.04.30 at 09:34:41(685)
no chlorophyl - not green - therefore, it isn't photosynthesizing and (as it
were) pulling its weight in the plant economy...though it could be said that a
flower has other fish to fry

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From: plantnut at shadow.net (Dewey Fisk) on 1997.04.30 at 12:34:48(688)
Ladies and Gentlemen......

In defense of Dr. Croat, the user of the word in question.... I think if
you will reread his message.. you will find that he said "mostly"
achlorophyllous.. Like any good politician, he has left a loophole for
himself.
Dewey

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From: Tom Croat <croat at mobot.org> on 1997.04.30 at 12:38:50(689)
Don: It means lacking chlorophyll, ie its not green and can't
photosynthesize or produce energy for the plant.
Tom
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