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  Re: Phil. squamiferum et al
From: golfstra at cyvox.net.au on 1997.02.27 at 15:16:48(440)
Carlo A. Balistrieri wrote:
> Don Burns was recently good enough to send a piece of Phil. squamiferum to
> be inlcuded in my little "teaching" collection. (I use the plants to give
> talks to kids in schools in our area and to other groups).
> What about that peduncle--any ideas on the adaptive purpose for the strange
> protrusions (maybe to prevent crawlers from getting to the leaf? Or perhaps
> to assist in "grabbing" hold as the plant climbs through vegetation?). Are
> there other species with equally interesting appendages?
> Carlo
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