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Re: Thorns at anubiases

  • Subject: Re: Thorns at anubiases
  • From: "Marek Argent" <abri1973@wp.pl>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 18:47:58 +0100

Hello Tom,

Are there any species of Homalomena native to the Neotropics?

Marek


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Croat" <Thomas.Croat@mobot.org>
To: "Discussion of aroids" <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 5:24 AM
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Thorns at anubiases


> Pete:  In the neotropics prickles are common on some species of
> Homalomena, especially H. strictum.
> 
> Tom 
> 
> -----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
> but 
> also occur in Nephthytis and also Anubias. There role is completely
> obscure.
> 
> Very best
> 
> Peter
> ----- 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;
> and
>> A. barteri var. caladiifolia &#8216;Variegated&#8217;. 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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