coconuts and period teaching
mozy at JAVANET.COM
Sat Aug 28 16:40:18 EST 1999
To the coconut discussion group,
Unless my old plant anatomy serves me wrong, the scutellum (part of the
"germ", or EMBRYO), IS THE COTYLEDON. Unless i've missed some messages,
no one has mentioned Easu???
As the coconut grows, the "big thing inside" is the enlarged scutellum
absorbing the endosperm.
so much for my two coconuts worth
ps. ... On the teaching side of things, has anyone tried doing a lecture
on Darwin, or some other botanically important figure, in period
dress?? It seems to me that that sort presentation might turn students
on to what many consider ancient (not hip-hop).
Any experience or suggestions welcome
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