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Re: ferns DIGEST V1 #18

  • Subject: [ferns] Re: ferns DIGEST V1 #18
  • From: "Scott L Hadley" <plantman@midmaine.com>
  • Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2004 17:16:27 -0500

Hi Rufino,

Agreed. About the biological pollutants. Some such problems have indeed
found their way into Maine. What was "unimaginable" to me is that one of the
Osmundas I know could possibly have found a way to reproduce itself to an
extent as to become an invasive, or pollutant species. The spores, as I
understand it, are very short-lived, even photosynthetic, unlike the
"modern" ferns. This makes them vulnerable or so I thought. Conditions must
be exactly right for these spores in any climate where Osmunda regalis is a

I hope that someone may enlighten me about its reproductive behavior in the
regions where it is not welcome, as I believe New Zealand was one listed

Scott L. Hadley
Lamoine, ME

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> In this issue:
>         RE: [ferns] Re: ferns DIGEST V1 #15
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2004 10:40:51 -0500
> From: "Rufino Osorio" <rufinofl@hotmail.com>
> Subject: RE: [ferns] Re: ferns DIGEST V1 #15
> >Osmundas as invaders is a difficult idea for me.
> Hi Scott,
> In logic, the argument that something is difficult to imagine is known as
> the argument from personal incredulity. Such an argument is considered
> invalid.

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