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"Όλα τα φυτά χρειάζονται νερό και φως."

Translation:All plants need water and light.

February 1, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mxago

all of the plants need water and light was wrong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

Untrue. Many holoparasitic and myco-heterotrophic plants do not need light, the most famous example of which is probably Rafflesia arnoldii :


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/troll1995
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Well, parasitic and heterotrophic plants need light indirectly, parasiting on a plant that photosynthesises. :P


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

Well, myco-heterotrophs, as the name suggests, parasitise a fungus, which itself needs no light (e.g. the ghost orchid). Some of these plants even get their nutrients from fungi which themselves parasitise other fungi! The point at which light is necessary can be quite a number of steps up in the food-chain.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/troll1995
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Hahaha. You're right, got me there! Love your comments, man.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Litchic22

Could all plants require water and light be another acceptable translation?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JeanPond1

'all plants require water and light' should be added to correct translations, I think. Thanks!

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