snow at UOFPORT.EDU
Thu Nov 14 13:55:35 EST 1996
I believe that Welwitschia (the unusual gymnosperm from S.
Africa) is a C-4. I haven't got a reference, but someone on the net may
Dept. of Biology
University of Portland
On Fri, 8 Nov 1996, John Penny wrote:
> dhaas at CHI1.UNCFSU.EDU (david haas) wrote:
> >Dear Plant Edders,
> >Does anyone know the names of any C-4 woody plants? I would think there
> >should be some but I'm not familiar with any. A student brought up this
> >question in class today. Thought it would be a good one for this group.
> >D. Haas
> Given that C4 plants tend to be monocotyledons (e.g sugar cane, maize,
> Spartina anglica) and require anatomical changes to leaf structure
> (i.e. Kranz anatomy), I suppose the "trees" you are thinking about
> must be bamboo species.
> John Penny
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