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05/19/2008 04:54 PM
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Discussion of aroids
"Discussion of aroids"
[Aroid-l] Philodendrons produce infrared light???
There is a guy on UBC which is one of the sites I often answer questions
about aroids insisting his Philodendron bipennidifidum is producing
infrared light as a result of the spadix going through male and female
anthesis. I've tried to explain the process as I've learned it from Dr.
Croat and Julius including insect pollinators and how they are attracted
to the plant as a result of pheromones. I now am receiving private male
from others saying they think he is onto something. It is obvious from
his "strange science" he knows nothing about aroids. He had no idea what
pollen even was, yet he described it as a purely personal observation. His
theory is the heat produced by the spadix is a result of infrared light
and he appears to have no understanding of thermogenesis. Will any of you
please let me know if such a thing is even possible?
I've read of nothing close to this in any of the published material in my
library. I am checking Simon Mayo, J. Bogner and Pete Boyce's book right
now, so if any of you know of something I don't know, please put me on the
And by the way, Julius, you sent me a great explanation of how
Philodendron species reproduce. I can't find that anywhere! I would have
sworn I added it to my website but can't find it now! If you have
that at hand, please send it to me and also publish it here.
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