Re: SCI :AGING/Plants?

Tony Benjamin Csoka (
Fri, 2 Jan 1998 17:07:57 -0800 (PST)

Daniel Ust wrote:

>I'm not sure about animals living that long, but I've heard of certain
>that do, but their lifestyle is clonal -- asexually reproductive. So,
>hard to
>draw a line between generations. How many philodendrons might have a
>similar stab at eternity?

It's not just clonally reproducing plants that live that long. For
example the giant sequoia trees in California which can be up to 300 ft
tall and 40 ft in diameter, can live up to 2000 years! It that just
because of antioxidants?

Tony B. Csoka