Re: Congratulations, literature mentions
- To: lindsey
- Subject: Re: Congratulations, literature mentions
- From: Tom Croat <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 19 Feb 1997 10:48:50 -0600
Dear Stacy: That is exciting news. I don't believe that thermogenesis
is known in Monstera but I have always suspected that they were beetle
pollinated and probably were thermogenic. Can you provide any
Tom Croat, MO.Bot., St. Louis, MO.
> What you mentioned about thermogenesis in plants is very interesting - I was
> talking to a man who helps maintain all of the plants in the Indiana
> University greenhouse and he had mentioned to me a funny thing that he
> noticed just recently - the Monstera (exact species unknown to me) that is
> about the size if a tree growing on other trees in the greenhouse apparently
> heated up so much that he felt it from a distance, actually measured the
> temperature, and he said it registered about 94F (is my memory correct here?
> I'll have to ask him again)!
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