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RE: [Aroid-l] Off topic--'cultivating' Rafflesia

  • Subject: RE: [Aroid-l] Off topic--'cultivating' Rafflesia
  • From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo@msn.com>
  • Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2007 22:46:24 +0000

From : 	piaba <piabinha@yahoo.com>
Reply-To : 	Discussion of aroids <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
Sent : 	Friday, January 12, 2007 7:57 PM
To : 	aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
Subject : 	[Aroid-l] Rafflesia

I know that my friend Pia who posted this is knowledgable as to the following, but for those who are not, and who just might even THINK about his suggestion of trying to establish Rafflesia in Horticulture, the following facts might disuade them and save them lots of time and effort. To realisticly grow Raflesia, on would have to first obtain the seeds and cultivate a specific giant jungle vine to maturity, as the only place that Rafflesia is know to exist is as a parasite WITHIN the tissues of one of these GIANT jungle vines. Rafflesia (which does not have leaves, roots or branches) grows there for an undeterminate length of time, and presumably when mature, produces a flower bud which then emerges from the vine, and if it attains maturity and opens, and if pollination is sucessful (by carrion flies), and seed is produced, these are then distributed by birds, and IF one adhers to the correct vine, a new parasitic Raffelesia grows within the mature vines tissues.
Who is off to Asia to collect seeds??  :--)


not an aroid, but maybe some you might want to grow
it????  :-)


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