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Why Swiss cheese plants are full of holes

cheese plants leaves holes rainforests

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

Swiss cheese plants' leaves help them to avoid stress, according to a US scientist.

Their familiar hole-riddled leaves allow the plants to capture sunlight more regularly, his research suggests.

The counter-intuitive idea explains how such plants can survive in shady rainforests.

Many theories have been suggested for the unusual perforated leaves....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/21059874

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:36 PM

This story has holes in it. LOL





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