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Re: [Aroid-l] Holes in foliage
From: Kyle Baker <kylefletcherbaker at yahoo.com>
on 2012.02.26 at 10:50:25(22622)
Well If memory serves me correctly, from watching 'The Secret Life of Plants' with Sir Richard Attenborough....which I trust EVERYONE has seen at least twice...while in the South American Selva or Jungle, I seem to remember he explains this all too simply...exactly what everyone has mentioned...the early leaves have no holes to allow more photosynthesis, but as the plant climbs, the wind and water level during rainy season can shred foliage and so by allowing excess to pass through the plant retains enough foliage for photosynthesis yes allows the foliage to bend and sway in a deluge or windstorm.
Mr. Kyle Fletcher Baker, MCN
Maine Zone 5
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