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

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] How many leaves??
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter@worldonline.nl
  • Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2003 20:24:53 +0200
  • Importance: Normal

Dear Dietmar & Margret,

I did tell you about multiple leaves but NEVER about branching petioles.
That just doesn't happen in this world unless it is a "Lusus Naturae" (a


> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu
> [mailto:aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu]Namens Dietmar Kiehlmann
> Verzonden: zondag 17 augustus 2003 13:23
> Aan: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> Onderwerp: 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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