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On Thu, 7 Apr 2005 16:21:07 -0700, B. Garcia <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>Some even phosphoresce, along with some species of fungus. Not sure
>how much light energy they can provide, though.
>

Oh yes.  I'm generating a fairly diverse fungal flora, some of which is
phosphorescent, and several types of bacteria, some of which are also
phosphorescent.  I'm not convinced they'd produce enough light of the right
wavelengths to grow conventional plants, but there may be one or two.  I'm
basically having to reverse the polarity of surface languages when it comes
to words for Kingdom Plantae and Kingdom Fungi.  Most surface langs have
dozens of words and names for plants, but only a handful for fungi (witness
tree, grass, bush, shrub, flower, conifer, oak, ash, holly, rose, fruit,
bamboo, vine, etc. vs. mushroom, toadstool, mould ("mold" if you're
American), fungus).

Oh, and rocks...

Geoff