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Re: FW: Amorpholphallus titanum pollen request

  • Subject: Re: FW: Amorpholphallus titanum pollen request
  • From: J Romey <jromey39@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 14:13:15 -0500 (CDT)

I have some pollen left over, not much, but some. Will
someone forward me an email so I can reach them.

--- Scott Hyndman <hyndman@aroid.org> wrote:
> Dear All,
> Please note the request below from Greg Redwood of
> Kew for pollen to
> pollinate their soon to bloom Titan Arum.  For your
> information, I think
> that this may be the reblooming of the tuber that
> received all of the
> interesting publicity back in 1996 per the URL at
> featuring our own
> Peter Boyce during his tenure there.  Even if it is
> the not the same, it
> will truly be an enormous inflorescence judging by
> the weight of the tuber!
> There were so many Amorphophallus titanum bloomings
> here in the US and else
> where last year that it was hard to keep up with all
> of them.  Hopefully,
> someone can help Greg out with some stored pollen,
> or perhaps someone knows
> of a possible contact for fresh pollen.  Please
> contact Greg directly at
> your earliest convenience.  Also, please feel free
> to share firsthand
> experience with the tricky technology and art of
> pollinating these
> fascinating plants as not all hand pollination
> attempts have been
> successful.  
> I hope that Greg can please keep us up-to-date with
> the status of Kew's
> Titan Arum.
> Best regards,  Scott
> ------------- 
> Scott Hyndman, President
> International Aroid Society
> Homepage: http://www.aroid.org/
> Vero Beach, Florida, USA
> USDA Hardiness Zone 10a
> E-mail: hyndman@aroid.org
> ----------------------------------------------
> From: "Greg Redwood" <g.redwood@rbgkew.org.uk>
> Organization: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
> Reply-To: G.Redwood@rbgkew.org.uk
> Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 16:08:36 +0000
> To: hyndman@aroid.org
> Subject: amorpholphallus titanum pollen
> Dear Scott,
> I found your web page whilst searching for possible
> sources of
> pollen for Amorphophallus titanum.  We have a very
> large tuber (11
> stone) which will open its flower in approximately 4
> weeks.  I am
> very keen to pollinate this and am therefor trying
> to find someone
> who has stored some pollen for this purpose.  If
> you, or anyone you
> know, has stored some pollen from a previous
> flowering, we would
> be very grateful to recieve some.  We would, of
> course, return the
> favour when ours opens.
> Many thanks for your time,
> Greg Redwood
> Head of Great Glasshouses & Training Section
> Horticulture & Public Education Department
> Royal Botanic Gardens,
> Kew,
> Richmond
> Surrey
> TW9 3AB
> Phone  +44-(0)20 8332-5589
> Mobile +44-(0)7956 360165
> Fax    +44-(0)20 8332-5524

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