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  Anthurium Leafs
From: MOTO_DO at t-online.de (Thomas Mottl) on 1999.01.20 at 12:58:47(2930)
Aroiders, Anthuriophiles,

which cellular structures in Anthurium leafs are responsible for that
sparkling and glimmer which can be seen at some species from Section
Cardiolonchium, for example. A. crystallinum?
Are there Calcium-oxalat Raphides in upper leaf layers, or what else.
And could this only be seen in this section? (I think it is not so).
And is it worthy to take a look in the microscope?

Thomas

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From: Michael Marcotrigiano <marcotrigiano at pssci.umass.edu> on 1999.01.20 at 14:06:15(2931)
I'm not familiar with these plants but it could be epidermal blister
patterns as seen in Pilea cadieri and many begonias of the angelwing type.
See my review on variegation patterns in HORTSCIENCE 32:773-784 for more
photos and details.

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From: Neil Carroll <zzamia at hargray.com> on 1999.01.20 at 16:34:41(2932)
At 03:00 PM 1/20/99 -0600, you wrote:
>Aroiders, Anthuriophiles,
>
>which cellular structures in Anthurium leafs are responsible for that
>sparkling and glimmer which can be seen at some species from Section
>Cardiolonchium, for example. A. crystallinum?
>Are there Calcium-oxalat Raphides in upper leaf layers, or what else.
>And could this only be seen in this section? (I think it is not so).
>And is it worthy to take a look in the microscope?
>
>Thomas
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