shortest plant life cycle

Robin Leech releech at TELUSPLANET.NET
Sat Jan 24 10:40:05 CST 2004


I seem to recal it was some sort of Lemnaceae.
Robin Leech

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken Kinman" <kinman2 at YAHOO.COM>
To: <TAXACOM at LISTSERV.NHM.KU.EDU>
Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2004 9:40 AM
Subject: Re: shortest plant life cycle


> As far as I know the shortest life cycle (about five weeks) belongs to
Brassica rapa, but that is due to intensive selective breeding at the
University of Wisconsin over the years.
>      Perhaps a more interesting question is which angiosperm has the
shortest life cycle under natural conditions (i.e., non-domesticated).
Maybe that is what John is asking about?
>               ----- Cheers,   Ken




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