Re: Philodendrons produce infrared light???
The spathe and spadix on my philo so resemble a parabolic dish which is
why I would dearly love to get my hands on a thermal imaging camera
and produce a time lapse of the spadix heating. I suspect the spathe may
be infra red reflective?
Thread here: http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=38988
See my post #13 about half way down the page.
Peter Matthews wrote:
> If infra-red radiation from the aroid spadix serves as an insect
> attractant, it might be interesting (for researchers) to look at the
> plant from different angles - from the side, from 45 degrees below and
> above, and from directly overhead.
> In the vertical direction, the radiation effect might be more
> concentrated, and therefore visible to insects from a greater distance.
> Perhaps even the angels are looking down.
> Cheers, P.
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