Premature germination

Wilbert Hetterscheid hetter at WORLDONLINE.NL
Mon Nov 24 17:25:13 CET 1997

Hi guys,

Don't wanna interrupt your pleasure with premature germination, but could
the curled up "thing" not be the funicle? The funicle is the "umbillical
cord" in seeds, connecting the developing seed with the placenta. In many
aroid seeds, this funicle leaves a marked impression in the seed-skin,
called the raphe. But often enough, the funicle is still present in a fresh
seed. Maybe I am totally wrong here but it is worth considering.


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