Hexagonality in the Monstera flower 01
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|Close up of the Monstera inflorescence consisting of spathe and spadix - the elements of hexagonality.|
Monstera deliciosa Liebm. Family: Araceae (arum family).
Common names: windowleaf, ceriman, split-leaf philodendron, monstera, Mexican breadfruit, Swiss cheese plant etc.
Other common names: (Sp): balazo, cerimán de México, hojadillo, huracán, ojal, piña anona; (Po): banana de brejo, banana de macao, banana do mato, deliciosa, fruta de México, tornélia; (Fr): ananas de Mexico, anana du pauvre, cériman, monstère délicieux; (De): kostlicher kolbenrisse, Fensterblatt.
Origin: Monstera deliciosa occurs naturally in the tropical jungles of Central America from southern Mexico to Panama. Now pantropical.
WARNING: All parts of Monstera are poisonous except the ripe fruits. The plant contains oxalic acid and even the ripe fruits (with a fantastic pineapple and banana flavor) may be an irritant to particularly sensitive people.
Is there any gene in Monstera deliciosa that codes for such a hexagonality? I guess, some information about how to 'make' such an organization should be available, isn't it?! Another excellent example of hexagonality in alive world is...the honeycombs of bees.
Someone might assume that our trend to have more geometrically designed things at home is also under...control! :) Of what!? That is a puzzle!
See more about this exotic plant in Floridata.
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Interesting macro, I enjoy the symmetry and repeating pattern here..Excellent DOF and detail with good exposure/color. An excellent note & Very Well done :)
Amazing natural history subject for TN. Truly is one of the most interesting ones I have seen around here. Superb POV and notes.