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

Ken Kinman kinman at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Jul 19 16:51:33 CDT 2002

     I'm not a botanist, but having had a heavy background in biochemistry,
I would probably use the terms that biochemists use for "handedness" (in
molecules):  levorotatory and dextrorotatory.
         ----- My two cents,
>From: Lynn Raw <lynn.raw at VIRGIN.NET>
>Reply-To: Lynn Raw <lynn.raw at VIRGIN.NET>
>Subject: Re: Term for +ACI-handedness+ACI- in Arisaema?
>Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2002 05:51:32 +0100
>Perhaps 'dextral' and 'sinistral' would be appropriate adjectives.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: +ACI-Pacific Rim Native Plants+ACI- +ADw-paige+AEA-HILLKEEP.CA+AD4-
>To: +ADwAPg-
>Sent: Friday, July 19, 2002 5:00 AM
>Subject: Term for +ACI-handedness+ACI- in Arisaema?
>+AD4- Arisaema spathes wrap sometimes to the right,  sometimes to the
>+AD4- left. Can anyone give me a good botanical term for this? A
>+AD4- picture showing
>+AD4- the phenomenon in A. candidissimum is at
>+AD4- http://www.hillkeep.ca/bulbs+ACU-20arisaema.htm.
>+AD4- The cause of this +ACI-handedness+ACI- also interests me, but I
>+AD4- that is beyond the official realm of discussion on Taxacom. 8-)
>+AD4- Paige Woodward
>+AD4- paige+AEA-hillkeep.ca
>+AD4- www.hillkeep.

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