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Re: infuriating taxonomic discussion

In a message dated 96-02-09 12:30:58 EST, Tompaleo@aol.com writes:

>Yes but what if the tree of life is not a tree at all? Suppose it is a
>sprawler like crabgrass? It sends out runners or rhizomes that each become a
>new plant. The genetics are  all there but the new plant branches out on
>own. ;-)

This analogy, with respect to a copse of poplar trees instead of rhizomes,
was made late last night by someone else. Great minds run in the same