Vines and Climbers forum: Sneaky Life of the World’s Most Mysterious Plant

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Mar 16, 2016 9:47 AM CST
This is amazing! Anyone by any chance have seeds - Boquila trifoliolata?

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2016/02/19/the-sneak...
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Name: Jolana
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froggardener
Mar 16, 2016 7:31 PM CST
That truly is amazing !
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Mar 16, 2016 8:19 PM CST
Indeed! I want one to grow along side with 4 of my passiflora with the not so normal leaves and see if it mimics their shapes!
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Name: Jolana
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froggardener
Mar 16, 2016 8:57 PM CST
That will be exciting!!! and fun !!!
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Name: Kurt
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krobra
Mar 16, 2016 9:23 PM CST
my first thought went to light sensitivity , maybe sensing the shadow of the host tree's leaves
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Mar 17, 2016 7:12 AM CST
That's certainly a possibility! Did you ever see a PBS Nature documentary "What Plants Talk About"? It showed how plants have a very elaborate chemical/pheromone system and can actually communicate with their neighbors and recognize and nurture their own offspring. Even more astonishing, when being attacked by bugs can send out a pheromone SOS to attract predators of the bugs that are attacking them! Here is a link to an article about it with a few video shorts from the documentary. Unfortunately it's no longer available to watch online unless your a PBS Member.

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2013/mar/29/nature-what-plants-talk...

Just checked YouTube .. they have the full documentary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrrSAc-vjG4
"Listen & Silent are spelled with the same letters.

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Name: Kurt
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krobra
Mar 17, 2016 12:38 PM CST
I am sure , much like our own immune system (red blood cells and such) , much of the plant's "behavior" is done at a cellular level , individual parts hardwired to help protect and propagate the whole.

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