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Re: My new vine book (celatocaulis & dubia)

  • To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
  • Subject: Re: My new vine book (celatocaulis & dubia)
  • From: Neil Carroll <zzamia@hargray.com>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 21:08:05 -0500 (CDT)

>(I don't know what a 'spadix ' is.  Could someone tell me?)
Jack, 1st.. Take your index finger and point it up in the air.....2nd take
your other open hand with fingers closed to each other and hold it up behind
you index finger.  This is the basic inflorescence of aroids. The spadix
being your index finger and containing the flowers and the spathe
 basically a modified leaf) being your hand being held up behind it.

Amorphophallus gets its name from the shape of the spadix.

which reminds me of something my 4 year old daughter said to me
yesterday.....I have two Amorphophallus bulbifer in bloom right now and when
I showed them to her she said " Daddy, it looks like a penis"

I have a very observent daughter!


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