A. triphyllum spathe color again

Jim McClements, Dover, DE z6 JimMcClem at AOL.COM
Thu Nov 8 02:41:02 CET 2001

In a message dated 11/7/01 4:57:13 PM, petra at PLANTDELIGHTS.COM writes:

<< 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?




If you find anything like that, regard it with great suspicion. I totally
agree with the others that the basic spathe color of A. triphyllum is
completely unrelated to the sex of the plant, nor have I ever noted that the
color changed as the plant changed sex.

Jim McClements

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