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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: "Peter Boyce" <Boyce@pothos.demon.co.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 21:22:55 -0500 (CDT)


A spadix is the central cylinder of the aroid flowering structure
(inflorescence) on which the flowers are carried (e.g., the rod-like
structure in the middle of a Spathiphyllum, etc.) backed by the leaf-
like spathe. The combination of the spadix and spathe plus the
flowers lacking individual bracts are the defining characteristics of
almost all aroids.


Peter Boyce
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Richmond, Surrey
Tel. (+44) (0)20 8 332 5207
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