New Marine Angiosperm found off Western Australian Coast

Curtis Clark jcclark at CSUPOMONA.EDU
Tue Apr 1 08:33:08 CST 2003

At 00:16 2003-04-01, Lander, Nicholas wrote:
>An extraordinary discovery has been made off the coast of Western
>Australia, Acacia pelagica!

 From the article:

>In a stunning case of parallel evolution, an Acacia has been found with a
>growth habit similar to that of kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera, a brown alga.

Well, tie me kangaroo down! It seems that "kelp phloem" is not a case of
convergent evolution, but rather misidentification.

Curtis Clark        
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