JH Prynne helped Sheldrake edit his big magnum opus. Sheldrake was studying wound response in plants at Cambridge at the time. (Prynne was at Cambridge virtually his whole working life) Prynne has a poem sequence called wound response and also, from the time of their friendship, a kind of mad prose poem called the plant time manifold transcripts
The really serious point is, plant time. Main axis chemical gradient, the metric set off at (g) gravity (d) diurnal alteration (m) mineral salt concentrates. Morphologically the root tip (r) and stem tip (s) open into opposed exfoliation along functions of m and g mapped against d:
Plant life-tubes develop this conformal symmetry within the branching of sets and sub-sets, but the full system is non-rotational in that r is the mnemonic pre-echo of s. Minus values of g and m form the closed support loop to the plus values (capable of replication), so that with respect to s all r (-g, -m) is permanently been. Plant time 1d, 2d, 3d ..... nd (by mirror symmetry orthogonal to all values of g and m) is thus incremental in bilinear format, negative values increasing steadily along the r-axis (-g, -m), whereas mammal time is monolinear only, “negative” values accumulating in respect of successive states of s increasing from r static as zero limit to memory store.
Hence, amigo, the not-yet completed negative increments within the r-system of a plan unit comprise the will-been of the double-ended world tube. Have I not by this graceful new future participle solved one of the great problems of plant kinetics, viz., the translocation of mineral salts in the stem? The motive force is the increasing gradient of the bilinear time flow, i.e., positive mnemonic pressure. Truly a new dimension to the celebrated paradoxes, which only