Re: interesting question

Subject: Re: interesting question
From: "Peregrine" <>
Date: Sun, 4 May 1997 01:44:01 -0400 (EDT)
> An interesting question posed by a friend of a friend:
> Why is it that the leaves of various species of mistletoe resemble 
those of
> the host tree?
> Any answers?

are specific mistletoe species only found on certain trees?  I always 
thought they were dispersed by birds, so how would the mistletoe "know" 
that its seeds were deposited on the correct species of tree?
interesting question indeed!

Katie Bertsche

Katie Bertsche .........If you're too busy to go birding, you're too busy.
Sydney, NSW, Australia

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU