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Pando, the world's largest organism


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I'd really like to vacation there on day and just stroll around that forest in autumn, it must be very beautiful.

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8 hours ago, pallidin said:

Although this is sad news, I have my doubts about this being a single organism. It's a group of trees with identical dna. Clones, they say. But still a group of trees.

Years ago I posted about the largest organism on this rock: a fungus:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/strange-but-true-largest-organism-is-fungus/

And that article also mentions that group of tree clones in Utah.

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13 hours ago, Abramelin said:

Although this is sad news, I have my doubts about this being a single organism. It's a group of trees with identical dna. Clones, they say. But still a group of trees.

Years ago I posted about the largest organism on this rock: a fungus:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/strange-but-true-largest-organism-is-fungus/

And that article also mentions that group of tree clones in Utah.

Doesn't Pando share a single root system, though? So all the new trees sprout from the same roots, so while it has many trunks, it is just 'one' tree. 

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