Re: Do green spathes assimilate?
- Subject: Re: Do green spathes assimilate?
- From: "Marek Argent" <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 18:07:24 +0200
I also think that the immature infructescences of
many Arisaema species, when they lay on the ground detached from the mother
plant, still green, they become a kind of individual organism and the
chlorophyll in the berries makes the fruits ripen and the seeds become
viable. What do you think about this phenomenon?
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Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 2:47
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Do green spathes
By assimilation I am assuming you mean
photosynthesis. Using the example of Spathiphyllum, since the spathe is
a modified leaf, it most certainly does produce photosynthate for the overall
metabolism of the plant once the spathe becomes green, usually with age and/or
after pollination. Even the pollinated spadix that greens up after
pollination with support photosynthesis, although maybe not as efficiently as
the leaves. Where there is chlorophyll there is
From: Marek Argent
To: discussion of aroids
Sent: Tue, April 19, 2011 4:58:59
Subject: [Aroid-l] Do
green spathes assimilate?
Many aroids have green spathes and
usually they are the tallest parts of the plants.
In deep shade in forests spathes are often green,
olive-green, brown, it indicates the presence of
Some other aroids' spathes turn green as the
flowers become pollinated (like Spathiphyllum).
Do the green spathes play a role in
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