mclaugh at augsburg.edu mclaugh at augsburg.edu
Tue Nov 12 11:47:59 EST 1996

Gifford & Foster (3rd ed.) describe them as microphylls.  G&F don't discuss
the issue, however. Some fossil relatives had larger leaves. I'd say
"reduced microphylls" is redundant, although I guess I see what Raven et
al. meant.
Esther McLaughlin

>How would you describe the leaves of horsetails?  Raven et al's textbook
>describe them as "reduced megaphylls", but Stern's Intro to Plant Biology
>calls them microphylls.  Which one is correct?
>Scott Shumway
>Dept. of Biology
>Wheaton College
>Norton, MA 02766
>"Scott_Shumway at WheatonMa.edu"

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