Nico Houter wrote:
>> Well, some plants do generate heat. Voodoo Lily e.g.
> Also, some members of the Annonaceae and Araceae family do the same.
As a good starting place try Scientific American, March 1997, page 90,
for an article on heat production in Philodendron selloum (Araceae). The
author (Roger Seymour) cites other work, in particular a Scientific
American article on the voodoo lily in July 1966.
Most of the Dieffenbachia varieties I have seen produce flowers that
warm up and smell (stink) strongly the first or second night they are