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  [Aroid-l] Fw: Schismatoglottis species
From: botanist at malesiana.com (Peter Boyce) on 2008.06.23 at 19:25:00(17931)

Hi Leland,

Schismatoglottis corneri is pleionanthis, with the stem renewal axis arising
just below the inflorescence cluster (as in Alocasia). The affinities of S.
corneri are a bit obscure. Leaving aside the massiveness of the vegetative
parts and inflorescence, the actual inflorscence gross morphology and to a
great extent spathe senescence is very close to that of S. longifolia, in
that the plant produces clusters of inflorescences that are nodding
(strongly so) while during anthesis the spathe limb barely opens but instead
'loosens' gapes a bit, before closing again and, while clasping the spent
parts of the spadix the whole unit (spathe limb + all the spadix except the
fertilized pistils) is shed in a partially withered state. However, the
shoot archticeture of the two species is completely different such that in
all probablility the similarities in the inflorescence is coincidental.

Certainly I will continue to post images of nice species. In fact, attached
to this is S. ciliata.

Very best

Peter

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