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Re: [aroid-l] what does inflorescence mean?

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] what does inflorescence mean?
  • From: piaba piabinha@yahoo.com
  • Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2003 11:59:00 -0700 (PDT)

>   If one wants to get all technical-like, the
> largest 
> inflorescence probably belongs to the Talipot palm,
> Corypha 
> umbraculifera - but it doesn't look like just one
> flower to us non 
> technical people - it looks like a cluster of
> flowers - a 30 foot 
> tall cluster of flowers.  

i think Am. titanum is the largest UNBRANCHED
inflorescence in the world, whereas the above
mentioned palm has the largest BRANCHED inflorescence.
 i have never seen such palm but that's what i recall

tsuh yang

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