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Re: How deep will a plant grow?
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: How deep will a plant grow?
- From: Paul Krombholz <krombhol at teclink_net>
- Date: Sat, 1 Feb 2003 23:33:43 -0600
- In-reply-to: <200302011030.h11AUlBu028338 at otter_actwin.com>
- References: <200302011030.h11AUlBu028338 at otter_actwin.com>
I found references to Chara at 75 meters in Lake Tahoe and "broken
Characeae down to 164 meters". The maximum for vascular plants is
about 10 meters except Lake Titicaca where Potamogeton strictus is a
little over 11 M., probably because of the reduced air pressure at
the lake's altitude of 3815 M. The flowering plant, Posidonia, has
been found down to a depth of 50 M in the ocean.
References and discussion in G. Evelyn Hutchinson, 1975. A Treatise
on Limnology, Vol. III. pp. 408-423.
Paul Krombholz in warm central Mississippi, where the series of polar
outbreaks has ended, at least temporarily.