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Re: Raphidophora cryptantha infloresence .

  • Subject: Re: Raphidophora cryptantha infloresence .
  • From: "Christopher Rogers" <crogers@ecoanalysts.com>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 10:23:26 -0700

This is a question that I have as well. I was told recently that the inflorescences are under the leaves. The plant that I have that may possibly be R. cryptantha has small inflorescences that project out well away from the leaves. Is this another species, similar to R. cryptantha or the same plant?






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From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of Michael Pascall
Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2008 3:39 AM
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: [Aroid-l] Raphidophora cryptantha infloresence .


Has anyone seen the infl. on this sp. ? and taken a picture .
I remember Brian Williams talking about it , I must try and get a picture of it .
>From my bromeliad knowledge , Cryptanthus derived its name from the supposed hidden flowers .
They are not that well hidden , as I saw some today .
I have peered under the leaves of this sp. and never seen much but roots .

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