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Re: Aroid Parts department

  • Subject: Re: Aroid Parts department
  • From: "Marek Argent" <abri1973@wp.pl>
  • Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2008 19:43:55 +0200


I think this picture may be helpful for people who name the aroid inflorescence simply "a flower". Although it isn't any artistic drawing it helped some of my friends in naming the inflorescence's parts.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Ken Mosher" <vorlonken@comcast.net>
To: "Discussion of aroids" <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 03, 2008 3:42 PM
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Aroid Parts department

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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