bald cypress knee function?

dh321 at dh321 at
Sun Nov 18 20:11:29 EST 2001

Has anyone come across research that provides good evidence for the
function(s) of the knees of bald cypress (Taxodium distichum)?

There seems to be no agreement but several hypotheses including aeration of
roots (a pneumatophore), mechanical support, nutrient storage and vegetative

David Hershey

Send a friend your Buddy Card and stay in contact always with Excite Messenger


More information about the Plant-ed mailing list