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Re: ?? Water-loving Anthurium species

  • Subject: Re: ?? Water-loving Anthurium species
  • From: Don Martinson <LLmen@wi.rr.com>
  • Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2009 14:33:06 -0500

Title: Re: [Aroid-l] ?? Water-loving Anthurium species
I think the best term might be "riparian", defined asof, pertaining to, or situated or dwelling on the bank of a river or other body of water”.

Wikipedia, while admittedly not the first choice for information goes on to say:

A riparian zone or riparian area is the interface between land and a stream. Plant communities along the river margins are called riparian vegetation, characterized by hydrophilic plants. Riparian zones are significant in ecology, environmental management, and civil engineering because of their role in soil conservation, their biodiversity, and the influence they have on aquatic ecosystems. Riparian zones occur in many forms including grassland, woodland, wetland or even non-vegetative. In some regions the terms riparian woodland, riparian forest, riparian buffer zone, or riparian strip are used to characterize a riparian zone. The word "riparian" is derived from Latin ripa, meaning river bank.

This seems pretty reasonable.

Don Martinson
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

On 9/24/09 10:09 AM, "Marek Argent" <abri1973@wp.pl> wrote:

> Hello,
> Plants growing on rocks and stones are epilithic plants (epilithes) or
> rheophytes,
> I don't know if there is a special term for plants growing near water.
> Marek
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