Define Epigeal and Hypogeal

J.E. Shields
Tue, 05 Jan 2010 05:06:55 PST

I am very grateful for all the discussion of epigeal and hypogeal.  After 
Jim McK.'s elaboration of the types of germination in Lilium, I despair of 
finding a concise and clear definition!  Still, this has been an 
enlightening and very useful experience.  The variety of Nature is testing 
the limits of our vocabularies.

John Gyer may not win any prizes for the aesthetics of his coined term 
"skotomorphogenic" but I still feel he made a useful contribution to our 

Please continue! I'm learning a great deal that is new to me.

Jim Shields
in Westfield, Indiana
where there is a little snow on the ground and a real chill in the air at 9°F

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