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Re: Anchomanes germination

  • Subject: Re: Anchomanes germination
  • From: Neil Carroll <zzamia@hargray.com>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 16:19:33 -0600 (CST)

Also just recieved my seed and they had already germinated in the envolope!!
What a  deluxe gift. THanks wilbert.

Happy holidays to ALL

-----Original Message-----
From: Al Wootten <awootten@NRAO.EDU>
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2001 11:47 AM
Subject: Anchomanes germination

>I received Anchomanes giganteum seed from a list member earlier in the
>It was sent in a plasticine envelope and didn't appear to have berry about
>I planted the seeds, just in regular potting soil.  After some months, I
>explored to see what was happening.
>A root system had developed, and the seed appeared to have grown.  Finally,
>in August, the shoots emerged and have been happily photosynthesizing
>This was about 5 months after the seed was potted up.  I wouldn't call it
>gigantic yet--still the same leaves about 6" high--but it seems fairly
>happy on its windowsill.  I've just moved it to the greenroom to protect it
>from possible drafts at the window and to provide better light.  It has
>more company too, for what that is worth to a plant...
>Two seeds of Anchomanes dalzielii arrived in fine shape last week and were
>promptly potted up in my greenroom.  Thanks to Wilbert and to Alan for
>their efforts in this distribution.
>Holiday happiness to all,
>|Al Wootten, Slacktide, Sturgeon Creek at the Rappahannock|
>|Astronomer (http://www.cv.nrao.edu/~awootten/)           |
>|genealogy homepage  http://members.tripod.com/~astral    |
>|Deltaville, Virginia              (804)776-6369          |

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