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  Re: [Aroid-l] Do green spathes assimilate?
From: Scott Hyndman <hyndman at aroid.org> on 2011.04.20 at 12:47:51(22036)
Hello Marek,

By assimilation I am assuming you mean photosynthesis. Using the example of Spathiphyllum, since the spathe is a modified leaf, it most certainly does produce photosynthate for the overall metabolism of the plant once the spathe becomes green, usually with age and/or after pollination. Even the pollinated spadix that greens up after pollination with support photosynthesis, although maybe not as efficiently as the leaves. Where there is chlorophyll there is photosynthesis.

Regards, Scott



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