A Different Strategy for Desert Survival

Discussion in 'Plants: In the News' started by Junglekeeper, Jul 6, 2009.

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    Interesting one, though far from the only case of self-irrigating plants - many species in coastal deserts are adapted to harvest water by fog drip from sea mist. Remember reading that on Tenerife (Canary Islands), rainfall in the open is 20cm/year, but under Pinus canariensis trees, fog drip off the pine's needles increases precipitation to 80cm/year.

    Anyone know what species of Rheum it is in the article?
     
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    According to other articles on the subject it is Rheum palaestinum.
     
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    Thanks!
     

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