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Re: [aroid-l] How many leaves??
From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2003.08.17 at 18:24:53(10499)|
Dear Dietmar & Margret,
I did tell you about multiple leaves but NEVER about branching petioles.
That just doesn't happen in this world unless it is a "Lusus Naturae" (a
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> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]Namens Dietmar Kiehlmann
> Verzonden: zondag 17 augustus 2003 13:23
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> Onderwerp: Re: [aroid-l] How many leaves??
> Some weeks ago, we observed on one of our Am. bulbifer
> that a second petiole emerged about 4 cm above the soil
> from the existing petiole. Later, this second petiole broadened
> downwards, as shown on the picture. The arrow indicates
> the original emerging point. Hence branching of petioles is
> possible within the genus Amorphophallus and, as Wilbert
> wrote to us, is also known e.g. from A. paeoniifolius and
> A. glossophyllus.
> Best regards
> Margret & Dietmar Kiehlmann
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