Term for +ACI-handedness+ACI- in Arisaema?

Lynn Raw lynn.raw at VIRGIN.NET
Fri Jul 19 05:51:32 CDT 2002

Perhaps 'dextral' and 'sinistral' would be appropriate adjectives.

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From: "Pacific Rim Native Plants" <paige at HILLKEEP.CA>
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Subject: Term for "handedness" in Arisaema?

> Arisaema spathes wrap sometimes to the right,  sometimes to the
> left. Can anyone give me a good botanical term for this? A
> picture showing
> the phenomenon in A. candidissimum is at
> http://www.hillkeep.ca/bulbs%20arisaema.htm.
> The cause of this "handedness" also interests me, but I suspect
> that is beyond the official realm of discussion on Taxacom. 8-)
> Paige Woodward
> paige at hillkeep.ca
> www.hillkeep.

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