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1.  On the thermogenesis of the Titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum) 
Plant Signaling & Behavior  2009;4(11):1096-1098.
The Titan arum (Araceae) produces the largest bloom of all flowering plants. Its flowering period of two days is divided into a female flowering phase in the first night and a male flowering phase in the second night. Recently, we have documented thermogenesis in the spadix of the Titan arum during the female flowering phase. Here, we document a second thermogenic phase in which the male florets are heated during the male flowering phase. Obviously the two nocturnal thermogenic phases are linked with the two flowering periods. These observations now allow a more detailed understanding of the flowering behavior of the Titan arum.
PMCID: PMC2819525  PMID: 19838070
Amorphophallus titanum; araceae; thermogenesis; infrared thermography; pollination

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