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  Cryptocoryne Roots
From: Ted.Held at hstna.com on 2002.06.27 at 16:26:03(9021)
I think my first posting of this message got snagged somewhere. I apologize
if it shows up twice.

Prompted by the recent discussions about water roots and terrestrial roots,
I decided to have a close look at the root of a Cryptocoryne griffithi
under a scanning electron microscope (SEM). I was able to secure four
excellent SEM photos of the outer surface of the root. For those unfamiliar
with Cryptocoryne, this genus of aroids grows in very wet environments and
submerged in water. As a consequence their roots are presumably geared to
soggy conditions. Cryptocoryne are grown by aquarium people because they
are decorative.

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