Re: seed heads of Arisaemas
- To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: seed heads of Arisaemas
- From: "George R Stilwell, Jr." <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000 00:20:08 -0500 (CDT)
Arisaema dracontium berries turn bright red here. I also find them to be
larger than A. triphyllum
most years. The spathe of both plants deteriorates here. But neither of
these properties is
a sure method of ID.
On Sun, 8 Oct 2000 15:11:59 -0500 (CDT) Don Martinson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>Is there any way to tell the difference between the seed heads of
>>Arisaema triphyllum and Arisaema dracontium once they have been
>>from the plant?
>In my experience, the seed heads of A. triphyllum are much more
>robust than those of A. dracontium and the berries ripen to a red
>color, whereas those of A. dracontium remain green, maturing to a
>greenish-cream. Also, on my dracontiums, the spath remains much more
>evident (at maturity), while the spath of triphyllum deteriorates.
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