Re: [aroid-l] How many leaves??
- Subject: Re: [aroid-l] How many leaves??
- From: "Peter C Boyce" firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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>
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