Joshua tree

sdigby at tigger.stcloud.msus.edu sdigby at tigger.stcloud.msus.edu
Thu Sep 21 15:59:23 EST 1995


In article <43nbp1$7lv at ixnews4.ix.netcom.com>, d_micro at ix.netcom.com (Michael L Roginsky ) writes:
>In <43kqce$43h at peach.america.net> Scott Ranger <ranger at america.net>
>writes: 
>>
>>The scientific name of the Joshua Tree of the North American 
>>southwest is:
>>
>>   
>>>>My friend you got it all right except for two additional
>>>>characteristics. It isn't a tree, it is a cactus. Also it
>>>>is indigenous to the Mojave desert. Micro.
>
No, it is not a cactus, and I am not sure how you got this very confused
information, it is a monocot with secondary growth, therefore it is valid to
call it a tree.  And, yes, a few monocots do have a vascular cambium, which
initiates secondary growty.
Stephanie Digby
Biology - SCSU



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