Today I sketched the inflorescence of Spathiphyllum. Aroid species produce blooms consisting of one modified leaf called spathe (sometimes of bright colour, like in Anthurium) and a spike-like structure called spadix along the length of which are hundreds of tiny flowers.
Spathiphyllum have “perfect flowers” which bear both male and female organs. The diamond-shaped structure called perigonium contain at its center a female flower, surrounded by several male flowers that are visible only at male anthesis when they are producing pollen. After pollination the spadix turns green, then dries.
In my sketch I’m showing the spathe, spadix and a close-up on perigonium.
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