my ismene

Sun, 19 Jun 2005 18:21:55 PDT
Curiously, even though an old specimen of Beaucarnea recurvata can have a
very enlarged tuberoid trunk to several feet in diameter at the base of the
stems which suggests that it might extend into the ground like a carrot, or
be the top of a bulb, it actually sits on top of the soil with a more or
less flat bottom with many anchoring roots.  This is probably an adaptation
for growing on very thin soil over rocks.


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