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  [Aroid-l] What's a Cataphyll?
From: mickpascall at hotmail.com (Michael Pascall) on 2007.11.26 at 21:02:16(16740)
Drancontiums produce cataphylls , it is an identifying characteristic for some species .
It was pointed out to me that Dracontium prancei has a large cataphyll protecting the flower . It is usually higher than the base of the flower . It is very short lived and withers away , thus not appearing in Dans photo . You will see a good example in David Scherberichs fantastic photos of Dracontium nivosum , especially the first 2 in the sequence .
Michael Pascall,

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