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Re: Dead Horses?

  • Subject: Re: Dead Horses?
  • From: Alektra@aol.com
  • Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2002 21:50:22 -0500 (CDT)

Very sorry about the accidental quote-only mail I just sent...

I was only going to comment briefly that the species name "musciverous" 
suggests the meaning "musky"... and if an aroid smells strongly enough to be 
called musky in contrast to other aroids, well...

I'm not good enough with my Latin to know if that really IS what it means 
(lots of people have made mistakes with plausible etymologies before, and I'm 
one of them), but it certainly sounds plausible.

In a message dated 4/19/2 8:08:28 PM, boyce@pothos.demon.co.uk writes:
<< Warn!! It's possibly the worst-smelling of all the aroids (with the 

exception of  Synandrospadix and Typhonium venosum).

----- Original Message -----

From: "James W. Waddick" <jwaddick@kc.rr.com>

To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L" <aroid-l@mobot.org>

Sent: Friday, April 19, 2002 8:02 PM

Subject: Dead Horses?

> Dear all;

> Way back in Jan 1997, Rob McClure ( I believe)donated and

> with the help of Mary Sizemore ?? arranged for a distribution of

> small tubers of Helicodiceros musciverous. My old mail shows delivery

> went to 15 in the US and a few more in other countries.

> Last year I prompted some email as I unpotted my plant and

> sent out a few small tubers. I repotted the biggest and kept it frost

> free in a greenhouse.


> I am expecting bloom for the first time. The very strangely

> shaped 'bent-horn' of the tightly rolled spathe is emerging and about

> 8 inches long on top of the foliage.


> Should I invite or warn my neighbors?


> Also curious if any of the other 15++ have had bloom or the

> others? Is mine the first to pop?



> Best Jim W.


> Dr. James W. Waddick

> 8871 NW Brostrom Rd.

> Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711


> Ph.    816-746-1949

> E-fax  419-781-8594


> Zone 5 Record low -23F

> Summer 100F + >>

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