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Re: [APD] Re: Terrestrial Plant Sold As Aquatic Plants
I must agree with a statement made about defining a true aquatic plant. As
we all know,,,, the Amazon drainage basin has two distinct water levels ,
in some places it's more than 6 ft deep and floods deep past the floodplain
at rainy season but than drops considerably during "dry" season (as if it's
ever dry there) so many plants have had to incorporate a lifestyle of being
underwater half of the year. These even include bromeliads and a quite a few
terristrials. The Amazon is a river of never ending change.
I was privileged to visit the lower Amazon twice , to bad we didn't have
more time. There is so much to explore. It's a must do to anyone who is
interested in biology or botany. IMHO.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew McLeod" <thefish at theabyssalplain_freeserve.co.uk>
To: "aquatic plants digest" <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 2:19 AM
Subject: [APD] Re: Terrestrial Plant Sold As Aquatic Plants
> Diane Brown wrote:
> > I bought some nice sturdy "brazil Swords" before I knew
> > they were not true aquatic plants...
> I thought most of the plants that are grown in aquariums are not true
> aquatics? Like all the Amazon swords are bog plants?
> I thought true aquatics were the plants that did not take up any nutrition
> through the substrate, but most aquarium plants weren't? (please correct
> the numerous errors in my beliefs).
> Andrew McLeod
> thefish at theabyssalplain_freeserve.co.uk
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