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From: "George R. Stilwell, Jr." <GRSJr at WORLDNET.ATT.NET>
Subject: Re: help needed with key terms
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In general, looking at the naughty parts does require messing up
the spathe. But, why not send a pix to Eric's ID page and see if some
of the experts can do the ID for you. Often the fine details are not need=ed
to do an ID when one is very familiar with many species.


At 10:39 AM 4/24/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>I am trying to identify some of my lost-label seedlings.  I'll send a
>second message about what they look like.
>For this message, I am having trouble using the keys.  I looked on the
>arisaema page for a diagram of an arisaema plant labelled with various
>terms, and couldn't find one.
>In order to ID my plants, do I need to dissect the flower?  I won't be
>able to put it in the flower show if I do that.
>For instance, number 1 of the Japanese key says "Spadix appendix sessile
>at base.  I tried peering down into the spathe, then I tried unwrapping
>the cross-over bit, and whether left to right or right to left, it was n=ot
>going to show me the bottom of the spadix without tearing.
>                Diane Whitehead  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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