May 1, 2017

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  • Fertile stamens of Philodendron adamantinum.

    Unveiling the osmophores of Philodendron (Araceae)

    Philodendron, a species-rich genus of the arum family (Araceae), is thermogenic and produces strong inflorescence scents for pollinator attraction. However, the precise location of the scent-emitting tissue and its ultrastructure were hitherto unknown. Gonçalves-Souza et al. show that the distal portion of both fertile and sterile staminate flowers function as osmophores in Philodendron adamantinum. The […] More