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Holdfast

Holdfast

1. Something used to secure and hold in Place something else, as a long fiat-headed nail, a catch a hook, a clinch, a clamp, etc.; hence, a support. His holdfast was gone.

2. (Science: botany) a conical or branching body, by which a seaweed is attached to its support, and differing from a root in that it is not specially absorbent of moisture.


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What plant are these from?

... the root-like areas are gnarled in appearance. This is my third forum attempting to identify them. So far, they're not manzanita or driftwood but holdfast seems to be a possibility. Any thoughts are appreciated! Thanks.

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by hilla
Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:37 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: What plant are these from?
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Animikiea Algae

... extincted, because the few things that are being told on some sites, is that there are fossils found of species of this genus. But I need more holdfast then the tree lines I found on some pages...

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by Kap
Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:59 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Animikiea Algae
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Views: 949


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