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  RE: [Aroid-l] Anthurium fruiting
From: Thomas.Croat at mobot.org on 2005.12.30 at 20:04:30(13662)
You may be correct. I have never actually handled the little filaments because
they are so tiny but the berries are almost universally equipped with a VERY
stick mucilage on the seeds themselves which can stick to anything. I
sometimes have to lick them off my fingers and spit them out to get them onto a
piece of paper. These appendages are quite variable, sometimes on both
ends, sometimes only on one end and sometimes the entire seed is enclosed in a
mucilaginous sack. The Mexican species that I know tend to have a pasty
mesocarp and lack the sticky appendages as I recall, then Mexican species
differ in every way from the rest of the genus.


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