The small branches emerging from a single Bowiea volubilis subsp. volubilis stem resemble the reticulated electricity network or water supply system connecting every house in a suburb; also the tributaries of water flowing from all the tiniest creeks down to the large river in the valley.
The flow of nutrient carrying moisture in the plant veins consists of both the to and from transportation between stem and root extremities. This happens on a continuous basis through all live plant parts. The dedicated channels transport their loads in one of the two directions at speeds in accordance with seasonal growth rates; and build more branches (without leaks) all the time.
All this happens without supervision or computers calculating the logistics.
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