Re: Aroid Parts department
- Subject: Re: Aroid Parts department
- From: Ken Mosher <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 03 Aug 2008 09:42:09 -0400
I believe they're called cataphylls. At least that's what they're
called when the leaf is coming up; I'm not sure if they use the same
word when the inflorescence is emerging.
Nathan Lange wrote:
> Perhaps some kind of involucre. Maybe with the addition of a term
> referring to its location, like "hypogeal involucre."
> At 08:25 AM 7/31/2008, you wrote:
>> Our titan arum bloomed and someone asked me what the botanical name
>> is for the "bracts" that unfold and lay on the ground as the spathe
>> pushes up. If it was truly one flower they would be sepals but it
>> subtends and inflorescence. So is there a technical term for these
>> few "bracts"? Any help appreciated.
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