Help!! classifying CRANBERRY plants

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Help!! classifying CRANBERRY plants

Post by tater34 » Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:51 pm

Are cranberry plants classified as C3, C4, or CAM plants??

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Post by Jammerz » Sun Oct 14, 2007 5:22 am

I do not know the answer to this necessarily, but...

I believe cranberry plants are found in relatively humid, temperate/sunny areas, not dry or arid environments where C4/CAM plants are normally found. I would guess that cranberry plants are C3 plants.

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Post by MrMistery » Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:16 am

well if we are guessing, i would agree with Jammerz. But haven't actually read it anywhere though. If you can find a list with C4 families and CAM families(there are many) you can look up Ericaceae. If it's not in either, it's C3 for sure. If it is, you need to do more digging. But as I said, my guess coincides with that of Jammerz
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Post by Botanist_Pem » Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:02 pm

They are most likely C3 plants as most CAM plants are xerophytes (cranberry is not) and most C4 plants belong to the Grass families.

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