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Re: Thorns at anubiases

  • Subject: Re: Thorns at anubiases
  • From: "Tom Croat" <Thomas.Croat@mobot.org>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 22:24:18 -0600

Pete:  In the neotropics prickles are common on some species of
Homalomena, especially H. strictum.


-----Original Message-----
From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com
[mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of Peter Boyce
Sent: Monday, February 16, 2009 12:53 AM
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Thorns at anubiases

Ah, these are prickles. Prickly petioles are well known in the lasioids
also occur in Nephthytis and also Anubias. There role is completely

Very best

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <dloginov@ineos.ac.ru>
To: <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2009 2:02 AM
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Thorns at anubiases

> Hello,
> 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 &#8216;Frazeri&#8217;
> A. barteri var. caladiifolia &#8216;Variegated&#8217;. These thorns
> part of actual leaf, namely petiole, as epidermal outgrowths.
> The photo of petiole of A. heterophylla is attached.
> Dmitry Loginov

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