Green plant biomass on Earth - amount?

Eric Grunden egrunden at prairienet.org
Wed Jan 8 10:59:37 EST 1997


In a previous article, volker.knoop at biologie.uni-ulm.de (Volker Knoop) says:

>Good anyone give a good number for the amount of living green plants on
>earth? (Optimally excluding algae?) Or at least for vascular plants?
>Best thing would be an estimate for the number of living plant cells.
>Any ideas or pointers to references?

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In a recently taken geology class, they gave the figure of
approx. 1,250 billion tons (from The Blue Planet....Skinner)
of phytomass on Earth.

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