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Re: identity of the dwarf Monstera deliciosa

  • To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
  • Subject: Re: identity of the dwarf Monstera deliciosa
  • From: SelbyHort@aol.com
  • Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2000 20:47:23 -0500 (CDT)

Pete, thanks for the explanation. I checked "Genera of the Araceae" and it
seemed that the number of ovules and placentation were different but I did
not read on further about the seeds. Is Monstera the only genus within the
Monstereae without endosperm?
Donna Atwood

<< Rhaphidophora and Monstera are, indeed, separated on fruit
 characteristics. Rhaphidophora has it's seeds (usually many,
 occasionally as few as four) arranged in two ranks running up the
 walls of the fruit and the mature seeds have endosperm; Monstera
 has few seeds (four, occasionally less), arranged in pairs in the
 middle of the fruit and the mature seeds lack endosperm.
 Fascinating, eh?
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