Inside out flowers

Steve Read read at
Fri May 10 04:39:12 EST 1996

Re the message from: Barry.Meatyard on inside out-flowers

I remember reading this too, so Warwickshire emanations are not
responsible.  I don't have the details to hand, but the family is
monotypic, containing only one rare species, and from Mexico.  It would be
interesting to do developmental studies on the vasculature and on organ
initiation, to see whether the stamens originate outside the carpels but
develop inside, or whether a homeotic replacement of stamens with carpels
(and vice versa) has occurred.

Steve Read

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>>I seem to remember reading somewhile ago of the discovery of a new family of
>>flowering plants in which the carpels encircled the stamens rather than v.v.
>>as generally accepted. Can anyone shed any light on this or was I dreaming or
>>standing too close to something in my greenhouse that was giving off a strange
>>Thanks in advance,  Barry
>>Dr.Barry Meatyard                       Tel: 01203 524228 Fax: 10203 523237
>>Institute of Education                  Email: barry.meatyard at
>>University of Warwick
>>CV4 7AL

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