aquatiques describes which name

English translation: (aquatic) macrophytes

15:40 Sep 9, 2019
French to English translations [PRO]
Botany
French term or phrase: aquatiques describes which name
un produit algicide, algistatique, herbicide ou herbistatique appliquant le principe de l’allélopathie et permettant une mise en oeuvre sur le terrain au plus près de la biomasse végétale ciblée, algues, bryophytes, ptéridophytes ou macrophytes aquatiques.
imene souissi
Tunisia
English translation:(aquatic) macrophytes
Explanation:
the others are not aquatic plants

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pteridophyte
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryophyte

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Well, it is a conundrum unless you have the actual types of plants belonging to each group.
Ph_B's 2nd link isn't much help as it's about both water and land algae. The Fr Wiki is very different from the English version. So yes, it appears there are indeed water mosses and ferns though I'd have always associated them with land! John has an aquarium so knows otherwise!

This is the way I read it initially.
I imagine putting les, before each of these types in the list as usually done in French

...la biomasse végétale ciblée: les algues, les bryophytes, les ptéridophytes ou les macrophytes aquatiques.
Note the last one is separated with ou, not ET


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As John said "mosses (bryophytes) and ferns (pteridophytes) aren't typically aquatic although they often grow near water and there are exceptions...

so, you could include all of them as aquatic or not...
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Yvonne Gallagher
Ireland
Local time: 10:36
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(aquatic) macrophytes


Explanation:
the others are not aquatic plants

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Note added at 20 mins (2019-09-09 16:01:09 GMT)
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pteridophyte
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryophyte

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Note added at 2 hrs (2019-09-09 17:48:32 GMT)
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Well, it is a conundrum unless you have the actual types of plants belonging to each group.
Ph_B's 2nd link isn't much help as it's about both water and land algae. The Fr Wiki is very different from the English version. So yes, it appears there are indeed water mosses and ferns though I'd have always associated them with land! John has an aquarium so knows otherwise!

This is the way I read it initially.
I imagine putting les, before each of these types in the list as usually done in French

...la biomasse végétale ciblée: les algues, les bryophytes, les ptéridophytes ou les macrophytes aquatiques.
Note the last one is separated with ou, not ET


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Note added at 2 hrs (2019-09-09 18:01:38 GMT)
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As John said "mosses (bryophytes) and ferns (pteridophytes) aren't typically aquatic although they often grow near water and there are exceptions...

so, you could include all of them as aquatic or not...

Yvonne Gallagher
Ireland
Local time: 10:36
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  John Speese: I agree with Yvonne, mosses (bryophytes) and ferns (pteridophytes) aren't typically aquatic, although they often grow near water and there are exceptions (I have water ferns in my aquarium!).
22 mins
  -> Many thanks. I had to look up the 3 types to confirm for sure.

neutral  Ph_B (X): https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryophyte_aquatique + https://www.britannica.com/science/algae
28 mins
  -> strange the Fr and Eng Wikis are so different.

neutral  philgoddard: Pteridophytes can be aquatic, too.
1 hr
  -> so I see

neutral  Michele Fauble: There are aquatic bryophytes and aquatic pteridophytes.
1 hr
  -> so I see
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