Temperature regulation by the inflorescence of philodendron.

Abstract

The inflorescence of Philodendron selloum temporarily maintains a core temperature of 38 degrees to 46 degrees C, despite air temperatures ranging from 4 degrees to 39 degrees C, by means of a variable metabolic rate. The heat is produced primarily by small, sterile male flowers that are capable of consuming oxygen at rates approaching those of flying hummingbirds and sphinx moths.

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@article{Nagy1972TemperatureRB, title={Temperature regulation by the inflorescence of philodendron.}, author={K A Nagy and D K Odell and R S Seymour}, journal={Science}, year={1972}, volume={178 4066}, pages={1195-7} }