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Re: [APD] RE: Aquatic vs Aquarium Plants -- or - when is an Aquariumjust a bucket and other rough distinctions
Mr. Hieber, Thank you replying,
I would think that an agreed upon definition of terrestrial is that once
submerged it begins to decay?
Prudence would direct one's quest to asking a Botanist as to the definition,
I will openly admit that I am not one .
The Botanist would probably say that it's some structure or function of the
plant, I.E. being able to withstand being submerged, something like the
fundamental difference between Salt Water Fish and Fresh water fish in how
they process salt from the water giving them the ability to drink salt water
and still be getting absorbable fresh water, I believe it's called
I realize that this is a simplistic approuch to a complicated answer.
Well thanks again, Mark
----- Original Message -----
From: "S. Hieber" <shieber at yahoo_com>
To: "aquatic plants digest" <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: [APD] RE: Aquatic vs Aquarium Plants -- or - when is an
Aquariumjust a bucket and other rough distinctions
> Surely living underwater is a criterion? Hmmm, some times
> slow death is counted as living submerged. How fast does a
> plant have to die to be counted as nonaquatic? I guess one
> could try to draw a line between never getting better after
> being submerged and not getting worse.
> "Keep the aspidistra flying!" ;-)
> --- Mark & Peta <mbethke at socal_rr.com> wrote:
> > Good Point Steve,
> > Trying to put one definition to the term "aquatic plant"
> > is like putting a
> > single term to the word "Weed".
> > "A weed is any plant going out of place."
> > This term is so broad and can be tagged to just about
> > anything.
> > An aquatic plant is termed with a loose definition too.
> > What plants can live
> > in a completely submerged realm? Aspidistra or parlor
> > plant (also called
> > Iron plant) is not an aquatic at all, it doesn't even
> > grow near water much
> > less found underwater but it's such a hardy plant that it
> > can live
> > submerged. it can also live without water, in fact it can
> > fit into just
> > about any environment except cold weather.
> > So is a terrestrial plant defined as a plant that can't
> > live submerged for
> > it's normal lifespan? Or is an aquatic plant defined as a
> > plant that cannot
> > live terrestrially? Boy that's tough, since many plants
> > fall into a category
> > of "Semi-aquatic" or "Semi-Terrestrial" ??
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