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  Repeat on Lasiomorpha
From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at classic.msn.com> on 1997.09.22 at 02:21:06(1291)
Sent: Saturday, August 30, 1997 7:04 AM
To: aroid-l@mobot.org
From: eduardo gomes goncalves <eggon at guarany.cpd.unb.br> on 1997.09.22 at 22:30:34(1307)
On Sun, 21 Sep 1997, Julius Boos wrote:

> (...) What I`m rambling on about is that in at least some of the
> Lasiinae the smaller,"weaker"(?) plants will put out an infloresence, but it
> seems that the sole function of this smaller-than-usual bloom is to contribute
> it`s genes into the pool soley as pollen, and that it does not or is incapable
> of probucing seed. I`ve observed this in Dracontium, Anaphyllopsis,
> Urospatha, and am presently waiting to see what happens with my Lasiomorpha.
> It would seem (to me at least!) a perfectly "sensible" strategy for a
> plant,either too small (weak) to as yet support the long period of seed
> development, OR weakened by circumstances, and perhaps soon to die, to
> contribute as quickly as possible it`s genes into the gene pool as pollen!
> What do all of you "lurkers" out there think?
> Cheers,
> ju-bo@msn.com

From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at classic.msn.com> on 1997.09.23 at 02:10:49(1310)
Sent: Monday, September 22, 1997 6:30 PM
To: ju-bo@msn.com
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