Akinor From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A large blob of Yareta growing on the rocks can thus be thousands of years old. Yareta, The 3, Years Old Plant To survive the extreme conditions, Yareta grows in packs so dense that its stems can take the weight of a human. Actually, they are a type of flowing plant known as Yareta and it lives in colonies which can be thousands of years old. The self-fertile flowers are hermaphroditic and are pollinated by insects.
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I suspect the very oldest is probably out there somewhere in the wild and will never be noticed by humans, but among those we do know about, there are some very old specimens. What follows is a list of some of the oldest ones. Clonal or Individual?
Plants that survive by producing offsets can live practically forever. This is a particularly difficult type of longevity to determine: the age can only be estimated, sometimes based on radiocarbon dating of fossilized dead parts. Other long-lived plants are individuals, though. Just one plant still alive after hundreds or thousands of years.
On trees, the age can be determined fairly closely by coring drilling through the plant with an increment borer to take a sample of its rings , although since the core has to be taken at a certain height above the ground, the first few hundred years often need to be estimated.
Other times, the plant produces a predetermined amount of growth each year, so you can estimate its age by measuring its height or spread. And there are several other methods. Clonal Plant Colonies Part of Pando, the huge quaking aspen colony.
It covers 43 hectares acres and is presently composed of some 40, trunks. It is currently thought to be dying. There are currently about plants over a 1.
None too impressive, these shrubby oaks may be more than 13, years old. It regularly burns in forest fires, then regenerates. Endless underwater fields of Neptune grass. Photo: medomed. Old Tjikko. Individual Plants Great Basin bristlecone pines. It is found in the Inyo National Forest in eastern California. Its exact location is being kept secret.
Dead bristlecone pines as old as 7, years old are known to exist in this area. Cypress of Abarkuh. It is likely the oldest tree in Asia. A local legend claims the tree was planted by the Iranian prophet Zoroaster traditionally said to have lived from to ACE , but if that were true, it would make the tree less than 3, years old. Llangernyw Yew. Photo: Emgaol, en. It is found in the churchyard of Llangernyw, Wales and may be the oldest tree in Europe. A very ancient fitzroyia specimen.
Photo: PatagoniaArgentina, en. Base of The President giant sequoia. Photo: maps. Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. Photo: TheDhamma, dhammawiki. It is said to be a clone of the Indian bodhi tree under which Buddha received enlightenment. Often age is roughly estimated using archeological evidence gathered from around the tree.
Yareta in Bolivia. The yareta Azorella compacta is an old-timer on a much smaller scale. This high altitude specialist grows only about 1.
Some plants could be more than 3, years old. The species threatened by overharvesting for firewood. Share this:.
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