[Fwd: Re: bald cypress knee function?]

dh321 at excite.com dh321 at excite.com
Mon Jan 14 22:21:28 EST 2002


I asked this question a while back and group member Carol Auer pointed
out a recent review that concluded that the function, if any, of bald
cypress knees is still unknown despite numerous hypotheses including
aeration of roots (a pneumatophore), mechanical support, nutrient
acquisition, carbohydrate storage and vegetative
reproduction.


Briand, Christopher H. 2000. Cypress Knees: An Enduring Enigma. Arnoldia
60(4):19-25.



David R. Hershey


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