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  [Aroid-l] Philodendrons produce infrared light?
From: mossytrail at hctc.com (mossytrail) on 2008.05.21 at 00:29:16(17596)
> 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?

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