hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: Help on Lysichiton secreted substance

  • Subject: Re: Help on Lysichiton secreted substance
  • From: Sue Thompson <sthomp@andrew.cmu.edu>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2001 10:37:33 -0500 (CDT)
  • Content-Disposition: inline


Check out the following article for more information:

Pellmyr, O. and J.M. Patt. 1986. Function of olfactory and visual stimuli
in pollination of Lysichiton americanum (Araceae) by a staphylinid.
Madrono 33:47-54.

It discusses chemical composition of the odor as I recall.


--On Sunday, April 22, 2001, 9:35 PM -0500 Scott Hyndman
<hyndman@aroid.org> wrote:

> 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
> ---------------------
> 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.

Sue Thompson, Ph.D.
Interim Executive Director
Pennsylvania Biodiversity Partnership
P.O. Box 60071
Pittsburgh, PA  15211-0671
tel: 412-431-4449, ext. 241
fax: 412-390-0473
e-mail: sthomp@andrew.cmu.edu

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index