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Re: [APD] re: Blyxa
Thaks for allyour input on this, Stephan. Much appreciated.
--- Stephan Mifsud <labmdp at waldonet_net.mt> wrote:
> >Some plants are not as picky, but my Blyxa flowered
> most of the time, no
> >melt of die back.
> >If it occurs as stated, why are my plants fine after
> 2-3 years and 1 year
> >of flowering(continuously)?
> OK, you got me reading. Rataj also states that B.aubertii
> flowers regularly in
> the aquarium. That confirms your description of the plant
> as a perennial and not
> as an annual as I've read Blyxa to be, in a number of
> other sources.
> It appears to grow as an annual in nature, such as in
> rice paddies, but that
> be because its temporary habitat does not allow perennial
> growth. True annuals
> would commit suicide on flowering and fruiting, even in
> an aquarium.
> I found this paper on senescence in annuals interesting.
> http://www.socrtwo.info/senescence.htm The last three
> paragraphs relates annual
> plant to death in humans...
> Best regards
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