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Re: [Aroid-l] Rafflesia flower size

  • Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Rafflesia flower size
  • From: "Alberto Grossi" <crinum@libero.it>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 18:10:10 +0100

maybe Victoria amazonica?


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Date      : Wed, 24 Jan 2007 13:36:37 +0100
Subject : Re: [Aroid-l] Rafflesia flower size

> Maybe Selenicereus grandiflorus?
>   ----- Original Message ----- 
>   From: bonaventure@optonline.net 
>   To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com 
>   Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 3:52 AM
>   Subject: [Aroid-l] Rafflesia flower size
>   Regarding the size of the flower of Rafflesia - is that a single bloom or an inflorescence, such as an Amorphophallus or other aroid, or more relevent, a Pointsettia? Euphorbs have a cluster of inconspicuous flowers often surrounded by showy bracts. There appear to be individual small flowers within the center of the "bloom" in the photographs I had examined. Is there possibly any truth to this? What is the largest (individual) flower in the plant kingdom?
>   Bonaventure Magrys
>   Cliffwood Beach, NJ USA
>   where winter has returned
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