Re: Thorns at anubiases
Ah, these are prickles. Prickly petioles are well known in the lasioids but
also occur in Nephthytis and also Anubias. There role is completely obscure.
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Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2009 2:02 AM
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Thorns at anubiases
> Thanks for your attention to this problem. I with my colleague Sergey
> Gerasimov (from Ukraine) looked the thorns at following species: A.
> afzelii, A. gilletii, A. heterophylla, Anubias ‘Frazeri’ and
> A. barteri var. caladiifolia ‘Variegated’. These thorns are
> part of actual leaf, namely petiole, as epidermal outgrowths.
> The photo of petiole of A. heterophylla is attached.
> Dmitry Loginov
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