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RE: Need Anthurium anatomy lesson

  • Subject: RE: Need Anthurium anatomy lesson
  • From: Tom Croat <Thomas.Croat@mobot.org>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2001 17:45:12 -0500 (CDT)

Title: RE: Need Anthurium anatomy lesson


        I couldn't make these out very well but I assume that all the bumps are actually pistils, not stamens.


-----Original Message-----
From: Don Martinson [mailto:llmen@execpc.com]
Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2001 5:34 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L
Subject: Need Anthurium anatomy lesson

Here is a link to a photo of the spadix of my flowering Anthurium clarinervium:

I realize that this species is supposed to apomictic, but could
someone give me a brief anatomy lesson here?   I can visualize white
bumps (A), yellowish bumps (B), and brownish bumps (C).  I imagine
that some of these are male flowers, but are these all male, in
varying degrees of maturation?  Are the male and female flowers
distributed evenly along the spadix?


Don Martinson
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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