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  Re: [aroid-l] colorful leaves or spathe of some other inflorescence?
From: Dan Levin levin at pixar.com> on 2003.12.18 at 21:54:14(10943)

I agree with Alan.
leaves of the plant you're looking at (Zant. 'Naomi Campbell').

Have observed that a few of the hybrid Zant's which I grow will throw
similarly colored leaves; imbued with the color(s) of the spathe, just
prior to or concurrent with spathe development (Zant. 'Dominique', e.g.)
Such leaves are often modified in shape compared with the typical
leaves- somewhere between a spathe and a leaf in form. I'm no botanist,
but might there be such a thing as a "pseudo spathe"?
Perhaps their function is to aid in attracting pollinators; similar
to the modified leaves/ bracts in bougainvillea.

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