Re: Definition of "ephemeral"

Date: Tue Jun 08 1999 - 08:04:32 PDT

Date:          Tue, 8 Jun 1999 08:04:32 
Message-Id: <aabcdefg2045$foo@default>
Subject:       Re: Definition of "ephemeral"

Dear Andy,

> In Lowrie vol 3 d. burmanni is described as an "ephemeral" species.
> Just what does he mean by this?

Short-lived (without precise duration).

> Is this an accepted botanical term?

Yes, more or less (it was originally used for insects with short-
lived imagines).

> In cultivation its usually described as an annual, and he describes
> other species as annuals in vol3 so he must mean something different.

For cultivation purposes annual and ephemeral mean more or less the
same. You have to sow the plants each growing season.

Kind regards

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