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Q why do the leaves of the Cichorium intybus close at midday

Postby har0bed1813 » Mon Aug 22, 2005 7:55 pm

Q why do the leaves of the Cichorium intybus close at midday
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Postby ERS » Mon Aug 22, 2005 11:01 pm

likely to reduce water loss
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Postby Tyran » Fri Aug 26, 2005 8:13 am

This may possibly be a nastic response (most probably photonasty or thermonasty) for when the sun is at its highest and therefore 'warmest', and yes it is probably to redude water loss.
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Postby MrMistery » Mon Aug 29, 2005 6:16 pm

It is FOR SURE a nastic response. probably induced by light, but temperature is also possible, as you said
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