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Re: [aroid-l] How many leaves??

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] How many leaves??
  • From: "Peter C Boyce" levieux.jardin@wanadoo.fr
  • Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2003 16:10:40 +0200

Dear Margret & Dietmar

I don't think that is a branched petiole. I think that what you have
observed is a second, separate, leaf emerging through the very narrow
petiolar sheath that is present in all aroids.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dietmar Kiehlmann" <Kiehlmann@gmx.de>
To: <aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu>
Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2003 1:23 PM
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] How many leaves??

> Some weeks ago, we observed on one of our Am. bulbifer
> that a second petiole emerged about 4 cm above the soil
> from the existing petiole. Later, this second petiole broadened
> downwards, as shown on the picture. The arrow indicates
> the original emerging point. Hence branching of petioles is
> possible within the genus Amorphophallus and, as Wilbert
> wrote to us, is also known e.g. from A. paeoniifolius and
> A. glossophyllus.
> Best regards
> Margret & Dietmar Kiehlmann

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