RE: Lysichiton Americanum Query

Dear Sue,
Since I haven`t actually seen the species in question, it is difficult to 
offer a suggestion as to the reason for the form of the "gel body" you have 
observed on the seed of Lysichiton.  Any ideas from other members/lurkers 
would be welcomed.
You may want to continue your observations on the infructesences` development 
under natural conditions, to try to learn what the agents of distribution are; 
they may be animals, birds or water.  By  doing so  you may find a clue as to 
the reason for the shape/form of these structures.  So little is recorded 
about these aspects of Aroids that it presents us with a great chance to 
add to the knowledge of these interesting plants.
Keep up the good work.

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