Re: SCI :AGING/Plants 2

Hara Ra (
Mon, 05 Jan 1998 14:47:21 -0800

Twink wrote:

> So I've heard, but I was thinking of that scrawny bush whose name escapes
> me. It's rumored to live for about 10,000 years under ideal conditions.
Such shrubs, grasses and redwood trees have one thing in common - the
living part of the plant is always young, with a growing edge which
leaves behind dead tissue. Redwoods and Bristlecone Pines work this way,
with the redwoods having a very high tannin content which retards decay.

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