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RE: [Aroid-l] The flowers of ZZ

  • Subject: RE: [Aroid-l] The flowers of ZZ
  • From: "Derek Burch" derek@horticulturist.com
  • Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 16:44:55 -0500
  • Importance: Normal

Marek,

 

What great pictures – as always at your site. We have an article on the taxonomy of Zamioculcas coming in the Aroideana that will be out in late summer, possibly with a small additional piece on their huge jump into favour as a house plant, if I can stir my lazy bones. I might ask you for a couple of pictures if that comes to pass – any chance?

 

Perigone is a word for a perianth in which the parts are undifferentiated (so all perigones are perianths, but not all perianths are perigones!). Those little nubbins which all look alike make it a perigone if you want to use the word that is very often chosen when describing the perianth of individual flowers in the Araceae.

 

Regards, Derek

 

-----Original Message-----
From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of Abrimaal Svartvinter
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2005 3:14 PM
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: [Aroid-l] The flowers of ZZ

 

Hello,

 

For the first time I saw my Zamioculcas in bloom. Do the flowers have a perigon or perianth?

What's the difference between perigon and perianth?

 

The photos you can see here:

 

Marek Argent

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