Thanks for sending that
picture of Kathy Upton. I had never seen it. She worked for me for a number
of years and was a spectacular grower and really loved aroids.
firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Susan B
Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 4:56
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] St. Paul tiny titan
I remember that tiny titan, saved a photo somewhere. The
caretaker's name was Kathy, wasn't it? Was it Kathy Upton???
Ha ha! found the photo- sorry for any copyright stealing!!! Yes, it was
Kathy Upton- what a memory! The old gal STILL HAS IT!!!!!
PS. Dr. Mo
at University of Wisconsin- Madison has details on all
the bloomings, I haven't seen him in a few years so I don't know if he is
keeping up with them still. (English teachers please ignore that sentence!!)
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com
> Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2008 22:12:09 -0500
> Subject: [Aroid-l] St. Paul
Welcome to aroid-L!
Congrats on the blooming, I so hope the tiny thing eventually opens and
produces its perfume to be appreciated by some!
A task for someone like your goodself or ANYONE out there in
aroid-land----research and document ALL the bloomings of this wonderful
Amorphophallus species in say the last 15 or so years, particulalrly plants
originating from seed collected in the wild by Jim Symon and Wilbert
Hetterschied! The information, or at least MOST of it would be available on the
archives of aroid-l, and from memory (not too good these days!!) would begin with
the FIRST blooming at the home of the then-grower at MOBOT, I disremember her
name at this moment (shame on me!), but this plant too was TINY, a real dwarf
giant, and there was much discussion back then on if genitics played a role in
such a small plant blooming!
Please give us updates on your plants progress.
Good Luck and good growing!
<< Hello All!
> I am new to this list and happened to see the reference to the little
titan blooming in St. Paul,
MN. I am the keeper of that plant
and hope you are all able to view the webcam and blog about this little bloom.
> We are anticipating the
inflorescence to open this week. We have had some dark weather the last couple
of days and growth has slowed down. The spathe
is incomplete and only covers about half of the spadix. So the flowers are
visible at all times. It is very tiny---it only measured 28" tall today!
The corm weighs 25 pounds and the plant is from a 1993 seed lot that was
planted at Gustavus
in St.Peter,MN. We have had the plant for almost 3 years.
> The IT folks are working on the problems with the website at this time. I
noticed that the webcam was not showing a live picture this afternoon. We are
learning alot from this experience!
> If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
> Margaret Yeakel-Twum
> Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park
> St.Paul, MN 55103
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