NABOKV-L post 0008787, Thu, 23 Oct 2003 09:40:20 -0700

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Fwd: Gordon Krummholz...
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Dear Don and List,

An idle thought, with reference to Gordon Krummholz, the ephebe with the
metamorphic (and finally absent) cache-sexe. Krummholz is the stunted dwarf
vegetation found above the treeline; does anyone know if this is a
butterfly habitat in the vicinity of Telluride -- or even Cedarn?

Regards,

Tom

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EDRESPONSE:
Dear Tom,
Not idle at all. "Krummholz" means "twisted wood" referring to the dwarfed
trees of the subalpine zone where it is very cold & dry and the wind twists
the dwarfed vegetation. Google pulls up the item below:

Nature Close to Home: Signs, Seasons, and Stories
.... tiger swallowtail and monarch butterflies come and ... twisted jetblack
outlines of Krummholtz bristlecone pine ... to the Rocky Bluegrass festival in
Lyons, Colorado. ...
www.naturalist.org/pages/970804.php3
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The question now is why does Gordon get this name? Ideas?