fun with hand puppets
At 09:08 PM 6/13/2000 -0500, you wrote:
> >(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.
Ah! OK thanks for the lesson! I think I got it.
My girlfriend came into the den as I was setting in front of the computer
making hand signs. "It's OK honey, it just a botany thing".
>I have a very observent daughter!
Neil, best to not let her date until she is 30....