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  Philodendron xanadu inflorescence
From: Eric Schmidt <leu242 at yahoo.com> on 2008.11.04 at 20:38:59(18699)
I was at Disney's EPCOT yesterday and saw a
Philodendron xanadu with an inflorescence. This is the
first time I had seen this flower here.It was also
tall, nearly 4ft. tall.




From: <ju-bo at msn.com> on 2008.11.08 at 18:24:57(18704)
Hi All,

This is a very deformed bloom, only the spathe color is correct.  See what a real, natural and single spathed bloom looks like in the description of the species in Aroideana.
This one demonstrates a stage where the meristem/main rhizome may in fact be splitting into two plants.   This wide spadix/double spathe ''syndrome'' was discussed some time ago on aroid-L, and seems to be in common in aroids plants treated with chemicals or produced by the tissue culture method of reproduction.  On some plants a single flattened petiole but with two leaf blades is also common.  I THINK I replied to this before, but it might be lost in cyberspace as I did not see my reply on aroid-L, so here goes again!


> Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2008 12:38:59 -0800
> From: leu242@yahoo.com



From: ExoticRainforest <Steve at ExoticRainforest.com> on 2008.11.10 at 05:22:40(18706)
Thanks Julius for the explanation. As you know, I have read both of your Aroideana articles on P.xanadu and could not figure this inflorescence photo out since Irealized it didn't match what it should be like. I almost sent you anote but figured you'd be along soon enough with an explanation onAroid l. I had suspected something to do with the TC chemicals but youcleared up the "whys" of the multiple spathes.

Steve Lucas



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