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Re: AMORPHOPHALLUS @ Fairchild Tropical Garden

  • To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
  • Subject: Re: AMORPHOPHALLUS @ Fairchild Tropical Garden
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter@worldonline.nl>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 17:30:32 -0500 (CDT)

Hear, hear!!!!! Thanks.

Wilbert

----- Original Message -----
From: plantnut <plantnut@macconnect.com>
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: donderdag 27 april 2000 2:34
Subject: Re: AMORPHOPHALLUS @ Fairchild Tropical Garden


> I agree with the below message!!!!!!!!!!
> Dewey
>
> >The first person to distribute hybridised Amorphophalluses will have to
> >watch his/her back for the rest of his/her life..................or must
> >learn all twohundred REAL species by heart!!!!!
> >
> >Wilbert
> >
> >
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: Scott Hyndman <hyndman@aroid.org>
> >To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
> >Sent: woensdag 26 april 2000 5:05
> >Subject: Re: AMORPHOPHALLUS @ Fairchild Tropical Garden
> >
> >
> >> Your idea is an interesting one, but keep in mind that without the very
> >> careful documentation of proposed Amorphophallus hybrids, the taxonomy
> >could
> >> become very confused, just as it is already in the many hybrids that
exist
> >> of Anthurium, Caladium, and Spathiphyllum.
> >>
> >> Regards,  Scott
> >>
> >> --------------------
> >> Mr. Scott E. Hyndman
> >> Vero Beach, Florida, USA
> >> USDA Hardiness Zone 10a
> >> E-mail:  <hyndman@aroid.org>
> >>
> >>
> >> > From: "Bonaventure W Magrys" <magrysbo@shu.edu>
> >> > Reply-To: aroid-l@mobot.org
> >> > Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 18:35:16 -0500 (CDT)
> >> > To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
> >> > Subject: Re: AMORPHOPHALLUS @ Fairchild Tropical Garden
> >> >
> >> > Dear Craig,
> >> > Anthurium, Spathiphyllum, Caladium, and Calla, are among aroid genera
> >which
> >> > have
> >> > horticulturally benefited greatly from a program of hybridization and
> >> > breeding.
> >> > Now that you have several species of Amorphophallus and relatives
> >blooming or
> >> > ready to, together, howbout saving pollen from one and putting it on
> >others
> >> > when
> >> > receptive, to produce hybrids?
> >> > The benefits, at least, may turn out to be hybrid vigor and decreased
> >> > maturation
> >> > time. Many unexpected surprises turn up also.
> >> > There would probably be a ready market for such seed or seedlings as
> >many of
> >> > us
> >> > would be eager to grow up some of these..........
> >> >
> >> > Bonaventure W. Magrys
> >> > Elizabeth, NJ  zone 6
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> AMORPHOPHALLUS @ Fairchild Tropical Garden
> >> >
> >> > The growing season has started along the bay in Miami. I?ve been out
of
> >town
> >> > for several weeks and during that time the amorphophallus collection
> >began
> >> > to break dormancy. I made a list of the species that are blooming,
are
> >about
> >> > to bloom, and or just finished.
> >> >
> >> > FG 941491    Amorphophallus gigas   "inflorescence now 76" tall,
spadix
> >> > showing but not mature" (ID84)
> >> > SOURCE: Don Evans: when the Wilbert Hetterscheid & Dr James Symon
> >expedition
> >> > brought back seeds of the A, titanium, these seeds were included.
> >9/13/93
> >> > BLOOM PERIOD: 5/99; 6/99; 4/24/2000
> >> > HORTICULTURE: All reports given to me say it is hard to keep alive.
> >> > * It will be at tonight's IAS meeting (4/24/2000)
> >> > .....................................................
> >> >
> >> > Amorphophallus haematospadix    (syn.: A. siamensis)   FG 961039 -
> >> > inflorescence now 13", spadix just beginning to show (ID2149)
> >> > SOURCE: Mike McLaughlin, Allen Howard, Jack Fisher: Malaysia: State
of
> >> > Perlis: Gua Kelam Recreation Area: Mata Ayer Forest Preserve. 3 May
> >1996.
> >> > BLOOM PERIOD: 4/99; 4/2000
> >> > DESCRIPTION:  striking slender inflorescence, slender leathery leaves
> >are
> >> > unmistakable. In 1999 the first inflorescence was produced. It lasted
> >longer
> >> > than most species, more than a week. Over all it is 30" tall, taller
> >than
> >> > any Mike saw in the rainforest. The stem is 18" the actual
inflorescence
> >> > 12". The spadix is 1.25" thick, 10" long smooth and colored a deep
> >> > burgundy/purple. The spathe is white aging to lavender, darker
towards
> >the
> >> > base. The bloom stalk like the leaf has no mottling. It has a
fragrance
> >much
> >> > like rotting fruit, not of carrion as is common on many other
species.
> >> > .....................................................
> >> >
> >> > FG 961019    Amorphophallus sp.   "inflorescence still wrapped in
> >sheath"
> >> > (ID2313)
> >> > SOURCE: Dr. L. G. Saw; Collected Malaysia: state of Perlis: Guar
Jentik:
> >> > Kaki Bukit.  Malaysia Expedition 1996 (Jack Fisher, Allen Howard,
Mike
> >> > McLaughlin) 5/4/96.
> >> > BLOOM PERIOD: 4/21/98; 5/13/98; 4/24/2000;
> >> > DESCRIPTION:  When it bloomed in 4/98, it looked very much like
(ID2314)
> >> > Looks similar to the A. prainii listed in Aroidiana Vol. 19, p. 112.
> >> > .....................................................
> >> >
> >> > FG 961022     Amorphophallus sp. ?11inch inflorescence still tightly
> >wrapped
> >> > in sheath? (ID2314)
> >> > SOURCE: Dr. L.G. Saw   Malaysia: State of Perlis: Gua Kelam
Recreational
> >> > Area: Mata Ayer Forest Preserve. Malayasia Expedition 1006 (Jack
Fisher,
> >> > Allen Howard, Mike McLaughlin) 16. 5/3/96.
> >> > BLOOM PERIOD: 4/18/98; 4/24/2000
> >> > DESCRIPTION: (Looks similar to the A, prainii listed in Aroidiana
Vol.
> >19,
> >> > p. 112.) Looks much like (ID2313) 961019 but with out the recurved
> >spathe
> >> > edge.  The tuber is a very symmetrical pumpkin shape. The depression
at
> >the
> >> > top is very deep.
> >> > ??????????????.
> >> >
> >> > FG 80198   Sauromatum guttatum     "several bloomed while I was away
> >another
> >> > looks ready in 3-5 days" (ID1961)
> >> > COMMON NAME: Voodoo Lily, Monarch of the East
> >> > SOURCE: Dr. Jim French, from horticulture    BLOOM PERIOD: 5/98;
6/98;
> >> > 3/2000
> >> > DESCRIPTION:  Inflorescence  last only 1 or 2 days, smells like urine
> >> > ???????????????.
> >> >
> >> > (ID2741)    Amorphophallus sp.    ?in full bloom, inflorescence about
> >10-12?
> >> > SOURCE: Donated by Dewey Fisk: SLY 515 collected by Si-Lin Yang.
Catba
> >> > Islands,  Vietnam, collected on Oct. 20, 1994
> >> > BLOOM PERIOD: 4/24/2000
> >> > DESCRIPTION:  Inflorescence is a small A. peonifolius
> >> > ????????????????
> >> >
> >> > FG 961266  Amorphophallus sp. ?just about finished blooming.
> >Inflorescence
> >> > is 32? tall? (ID2312)
> >> > SOURCE: Dr. Si-Lin Yang wild collected in Thailand, Chaing Mai.
> >> > DESCRIPTION: Looks like A. yunnanensis, Aroidiana Vol. 19, 1996 pp.
> >127-8
> >> > ????????????????.
> >> >
> >> > FG 97630     Amorphophallus variabilis      ?inflorescence is 19?
tall,
> >> > spadix beginning to show?   (ID2352)
> >> > SOURCE: Reggie Whitehead and Tom Moore collected in Java' Cibadak,
6/97
> >> > BLOOM PERIOD: 5/19/98; 4/24/2000
> >> > DESCRIPTION:  not a large species
> >> > ......................................................
> >> >
> >> > FG 961201    Amorphophallus lambii Araceae   ? several plants have
> >bloomed
> >> > this spring, they are all finished blooming. The inflorescence
averaged
> >12?
> >> > (ID2307)
> >> > SOURCE: Dr. Jack Fisher: wild collected Malaysia: Sabah: Gua
Gomantung.
> >> > Slope, deep forest shade. Inflorescence 35 cm. tall. Malaysia
Expedition
> >> > 1996 ( Jack Fisher, Allen Howard, Mike McLaughlin)     BLOOM PERIOD:
E
> >> > 4/22/98; B 3/30/99; C 4/14/99; 8/99; 4/2000
> >> > HORTICULTURE:  The Aroidiana Vol. 19 mentions that this is a species
> >that
> >> > does not thrive in cultivation. The article mentions that they seen
to
> >> > decline for some unknown reason.
> >> > DESCRIPTION:  Amorphophallus lambii is one that gets large. The
> >> > inflorescence has a distinct smell of urine. I noticed when B bloomed
in
> >> > 3/99, the odor was slight in the day but started getting much
stronger
> >about
> >> > 5 PM.
> >> >
> >> > Craig M. Allen
> >> > Conservatory Manager
> >> > Fairchild Tropical Garden
> >> > 10901 Old Cutler Road
> >> > Coral Gables, Florida 33156-4296
> >> > Tel. 305-667-1651 ext. 3320
> >> > Fax 305-661-8953
> >> > e-mail conserv@netrox.net
> >> > web: www.ftg.org
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
> Dewey E. Fisk, Plant Nut
> THE PHILODENDRON PHREAQUE
> Your Source for Tropical Araceae
> Go to <http://www.macconnect.com/~plantnut>
>
>
>
>







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