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RE: [Aroid-l] Titanic Miracle in the Making

  • Subject: RE: [Aroid-l] Titanic Miracle in the Making
  • From: "Weaver, Bill" bill.weaver@hp.com
  • Date: Mon, 8 May 2006 21:01:01 -0700
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  • Thread-topic: [Aroid-l] Titanic Miracle in the Making

Looks like it is supporting an otherwise collapsed spadix. (there are 
creases in it that suggests it had flopped over)

Bill Weaver  

-----Original Message-----
From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com
[mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of Susan Cox
Sent: Monday, May 08, 2006 20:01
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Titanic Miracle in the Making

Can someone (anyone) explain the dowel poked through the tip of the
spadix which seems to be hung from the ceiling in the 1940 photo on the
attached page?  It's the second photo from the left, top row.  I would
to understand the reason this was done.  I can guess (and I love
but I'm usually wrong.  Why was the dowel put there?  Could it be my
Could it be something hung from the window instead?  Would you do
like this if you wanted to dry the spadix for botanical study?  To keep
in some kind of 'shape' rather than letting it melt at the plant's base?
That's not a guess, it's a question.....Oh, maybe it is to prevent the
to clean up the spathe after collapse around the fertile seeds?   I give
Why?  Is there really a stick there?

Are they going to be showing the two inflorescenses?


Susan Cox

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