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Transpiration and wind speed.

Postby Starlight189 » Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:12 am

Hiya, I'm doing a planning exercise on transpiration where we compare the effect of a named factor (I've chosen wind) on the rate of transpiration in 2 different plant species.

We've been told that one of the plants should be in adapted to living in arid conditions (xerophyte) and the other should not.
The problem is I know nothing at all about plants. I was wondering if anyone could suggest two species of plant that would be suitable for this experiment. I plan on using a potometer to carry out this experiment as thats the method suggested but I don't actually have to do the experiment.

I hope that makes sense, if you could even point me in the direction of a website then that would be a great help. Thankyou x
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Postby Linn » Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:37 am

ooh this is very interesting, I will BBL
this is just my before work coffee peek :)
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Postby Starlight189 » Wed Apr 19, 2006 12:26 pm

Okies :-D Thankyou very much.
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Postby Linn » Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:48 pm

OK just a quick check in,
My first thoughts were tundra/alpine
and shelterd valley woodland plants.

so amongst them you will have to pick
what you can attain localy for yout study.

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Postby Starlight189 » Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:43 am

Righty, well I think tundra is out but sheltered woodland should be easy enough :-).
Thankyou, you've been a great help ^_^
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Postby mith » Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:54 pm

you could probably look at coniferous trees or something
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Postby Linn » Sun Apr 23, 2006 1:36 pm

And, plants with blue color are a good choice too.
They have a waxy coating that protects them.
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Postby Starlight189 » Sun Apr 23, 2006 3:45 pm

Like Aloe Vera? That has a blue tint I think =S Not much of a gardener I'm afraid ^^;
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Postby Linn » Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:01 pm

I was thinking of some species of Dianthus.

I found this web site for you:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/htbg/module1/wind1.shtml
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Postby Starlight189 » Mon Apr 24, 2006 5:40 pm

Oooh, thankyou very much :D, I scanned it quickly and it seems really helpful do I'll definately use it.
Thanks for all your help, I really appreciate it.
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Postby emX » Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:05 pm

I'm doing the same and am using Cactus and Marram grass. Both seem quite simple to do. Hope it helps.
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Postby jeny » Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:53 pm

Is privet a xerophytic plant? Im using privet and laurel but Im not sure if privet is or not. any ideas?
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