A. triphyllum spathe color again

Ellen Hornig hornig at OSWEGO.EDU
Thu Nov 8 02:40:09 CET 2001

Well, I can say that the pure-green one I had produced a seed-head (though
it wasn't fertile)...and a very dark purple one in the garden (one of the
"zebrina" types, woth stripes showing through to the back of the
spathe) *did* produce fertile berries...so we have at least circumstantial
evidence that both were females, I guess.


On Wed, 7 Nov 2001, Petra Schmidt wrote:

> I know I read that spathe color is an indication of male/femalness in A.
> triphyllum but I don't remember where I read that, so my hunt is on...in the
> meantime, what few A. triphyllums we had here this season did show a
> correlation between sex and spathe color; granted, a small sample doesn't
> prove anything.  Now, in general, can anyone tell me if they actually
> checked the sex of the inflorescence and noted its spathe color?
> Petra

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