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  Re: [aroid-l] colorful leaves or spathe of some other inflorescence?
From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2003.12.18 at 23:18:13(10945)
----- Original Message -----
From: Alan Galloway
To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2003 4:15 PM
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] colorful leaves or spathe of some other inflorescence?

Dear Les and Alan,

Just another thought---a group of these plants sprayed w/ that gibb-whatever acid to promote them all blooming at the same time??? I have seen the acid do this to leaves in Spaths, turning some leaves partially white and smaller than the regular leaves.
To the other gentleman who commented on the 'pseudo-spathes', I believe you are correct, as spathes are nothing more than modified foliar leaves. In the genus Xanthosoma some species do put up a special, lanceolate-shaped leaf just before blooming, it is quite different from the hastate or sagittate leaves of the specie involved.

Just my two cents!!


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