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  Re: Vines and the Coriolis Effect
From: Rand Nicholson <writserv at nbnet.nb.ca> on 1996.12.28 at 14:40:54(16)
>It's my understanding that most species have a characteristic
>phyllotaxy. Would we expect then that a given species planted
>"north" and "south" would exhibit this in equal magnitude but
>opposite direction? It would surprise me, but then I've been
>surprised more than once in my life and the natural world IS the
>place to find surprises :)
>
>[phyllotaxy refers to the natural "spiral" or "twist" in a plant.
>Start at a leaf and count the number of spirals made until a leaf is
>found directly above and in line with the first and then divide by
>the total number of leaves passed.]
>
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