Re: [aroid-l] what does inflorescence mean?
- Subject: Re: [aroid-l] what does inflorescence mean?
- From: MossyTrail@cs.com
- Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2003 22:50:42 -0400
"Wilbert Hetterscheid" <email@example.com> wrote:
>> It can get confusing with asters; that is, is each head an
>> inflorescence, or is the whole cluster of heads the inflorescence?
>Asters and e.g. spurges have an even higher level of organisation where
>individual inflorescemces may themselves be small and clustered so as to
>form a higher level inforescence (sometimes called a synflorescence.....are
>ye all with me???). In fact many aroids also have a synflorecence as more
>inflorescences may appear from one and the same point (e.g. Syngonium).
Synflorescence...that is a good word. Syn = coming together, so, a coming together of inflorescences. I'll remember that one. I suppose that some Peperomia also have that, as they have a branched stalk with a "spadix" on each branch. (e.g., P. peltilimba)