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  Re: abnormal flowers
From: StellrJ at aol.com on 2000.03.31 at 03:33:05(4284)
The hybrids sometimes produce double spathes, no spathes, double or forked
spadices, all kinds of deformities. I don`t know if it`s the breeding, OR
the sprays to make them all bloom together, or fungicides or what it may be.

Hmmm...this is a little off-subject re: aroids, but I was just reminded of
something I have seen in cultivated Codiaeums, especially the yellow-marked
varieties. Near (but not at) the tip of the leaf is a little filament,
which occasionally shows a rudimentary leaf blade at its tip. The
filament, I presume is normal, but I do wonder about that secondary blade.
Is there not some aroid which occasionally does this? I cannot recall
which, but I have read about it.

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