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

[aroid-l] the White Dragon bleeds

  • Subject: [aroid-l] the White Dragon bleeds
  • From: "Alan Galloway" alan_galloway@ncsu.edu
  • Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 23:15:16 -0400

A few weeks back there was some discussion on the list about
the white flowering form of Dracunculus vulgaris (which I included
below).  After 9 years of growing, what I had hoped would be this
magnificent aroid, from seed it finally showed its true colors.  See:

What is pictured isn't quite as spectacular as the photos that
Wilbert put on the IAS web site, but it's still worth the wait!


----- Original Message -----
From: "Alan Galloway" <alan_galloway@ncsu.edu>
To: <aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 9:23 AM
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Dracunculus "white form"

> Steve,
> I'm glad that you found this info in the archives, as I had planned to
> search for this it.  Like you, I also received some of these seed.
> If I'm not mistaken, these seed were dispersed by Mr. Nick
> Turland.  Perhaps he could comment if he is still on the list.
> I did have good germination and still have 5 tubers growing in the
> garden.  I'm hoping that 1 or 2 of them may bloom this spring.  The
> petioles are much lighter in color than the normal form, although I
> don't know if this could be indicative of flower color.
> Alan
> >
> > I finally had a moment to go back through old disk files ... in 1994, a
> > then-member of Aroid-L was able to distribute some wild-collected D.
> > vulgaris seed from Crete (along with Arum purpureospathum). He sent
> > a large amount, collected from a number of populations. Some populations
> > were, or had plants of, the color variants. The seed was a mix of what
> > available, since of course at seed time he didn't know for sure what
> > plants were of the unusual forms.
> >
> > I personally didn't get great germination from them, and none of the
> > surviving plants appear to be anything but the ordinary form - about the
> > same as the "heirloom" plants I already had. Has anyone else had better
> > luck with them?
> >
> > Below is a paragraph he posted at the time about them:
> >
> > "I know of a healthy population in S. central Crete in the S.-facing
> > of a large limestone gorge. Here the Dracunculus grows among small trees
> > and on stony, almost scree-like limestone slopes at about 500 m
> > These are hot, Mediterranean conditions. Some plants have the normal
> > purple spathe and spadix, whereas others have an entirely creamy white
> > spathe but the normal dark purple spadix. The odd few are intermediates
> > with mottled spathes and orangey spadices. I saw these in flower in
> > 1989 and later collected seeds in July 1994. Subsequently, these seeds
> > were distributed among various subscribers to Aroid-L (together with
> > purpureospathum, also from Crete), and news of their progress appears
> > time to time (any more news?). Unfortunately, I do not know of a
> > commercial source for the white form."
> >
> > Steve

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