Albizzia julibriss leaf organs question

Cereus-validus fashizzle.youself at spam.net
Tue May 4 10:36:32 EST 2004


Compare with allied Mimosa pudica and not allied Oxalis.


"Wolfgang Schechinger" <hubahopp at gmx.de> wrote in message
news:3.0.6.32.20040504015147.00fa5348 at pop.gmx.net...
> Dear all,
>
> please don't beat me if the answer really may be found in textbooks, but
so
> far I could not get it. That's why I am addressing it to you. the experts!
>
> Here is my question: Looking at the leaves of an Albizzia sp. (probably A.
> julibrissin, though the flowers are completely white, it's also called
> "sleeping tree" sice it folds the leaves at night), I noticed two organs
on
> each leaf (one at the beginning and and one at the end which are 1 to 3 mm
> in diameter and of ellipsoid shape).
>
> Could anyone please point me to a reference where I might find some clues
> on the role of these organs? Screening standard text books on plant
biology
> and-physiology in the library did not yield any result; Albizzia just
seems
> to be the textbook example for sleeping trees ;-)
>
> All input is welcome!
>
> Wo (who is at home in bionet.molbio.methds-reagnts)
>
>
> Wolfgang Schechinger
>
>
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