hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
 Navigation
Articles
Gallery of Plants
Blog
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Patents
Mailing Lists
    FAQ
    Netiquette
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
Links
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

Unauthorized use of a plant doesn't invalidate it's patent

RSS story archive

Aroids in Art

  • Subject: Aroids in Art
  • From: "mossytrail" <mossytrail@hctc.com>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 11:14:42 -0800

I was recently in an antiques store, where there was a whole
section of art prints reproduced from old books, calendars,
advertising, etc.  In the category, "Fairies and Flower
People," there were prints of illustrated pages from
19th-century children's books.  I found one such page
depicting lords-and-ladies (Arum maculatum), personified as
(surprise, surprise) a lord and a lady.  Their clothing was
made entirely of the spathes -- a flowing tunic for the
lord, a hooded gown for the lady.  The lord also carried a
spear which was really an inflorescence with protruding
spadix, and another spadix formed the "feather" of his
Robin-hood style hat.  Berry clusters dangled from their
belts.  That is certainly a very clever way to depict
aroids.

Jason Hernandez
Naturalist-at-Large
_______________________________________________
Aroid-L mailing list
Aroid-L@www.gizmoworks.com
http://www.gizmoworks.com/mailman/listinfo/aroid-l



Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index



 © 1995-2015 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement