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Help on Lysichiton secreted substance

  • Subject: Help on Lysichiton secreted substance
  • From: Scott Hyndman <hyndman@aroid.org>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2001 21:35:13 -0500 (CDT)

Does anyone on the list have any ideas that could help out Kevin with a
Lysichton americanum question per the note below?  Please reply to the list
so that all can learn, or to Kevin directly.

Many thanks,  Scott

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Mr. Scott Hyndman
International Aroid Society Web Site
Vero Beach, Florida, USA
USDA Hardiness Zone 10a
E-mail:  hyndman@aroid.org



on 4/22/01 2:50 PM, Kevin Carrabine at kcarrab@home.com wrote:

Mr Hyndman,
 
A shot in the dark request...have you any idea of the name of the specific
substance secreted by western Skunk Cabbage (Lysichoton americanum) that
gives it the sickly sweet smell?  I am helping a friend's son on a school
science project and we have, through the help of a horticulturalist friend,
determined that is probably some amine or indole, but we would like to try
to discover the specific chemical/substance, if known.
 
Thanks for any help you can provide.
 





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