Southern Hemisphere Vines

Garry Williams gdwill at
Tue Dec 31 22:14:55 EST 1996

d_micro at L Roginsky ) wrote:

>Hello Mr. Reed.....Genetics have no effect on how vines wrap themselves
>around trees. This phenomena is caused by the earth's spin and is
>called Corryolis effect. Vines grow from ground up on a clockwise
>rotation on the northern hemisphere, and counterclockwise from ground
>up on the southern hemisphere. If you wish more proof, experiment with
>a sinkfull of water. As the water drains, a small vortex is created. It
>will turn counterclocwise on the northern hemispher. This because you
>are looking from the top down. MAD.Micro, PE. d_micro at

Hello again, Michael. As I said before, plants are not sinksful of
water. And here again for your edification is a post that you will
find helpful:

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