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Re: Number of A. titanums in existence.

  • Subject: Re: Number of A. titanums in existence.
  • From: "Weaver, Bill" <bill.weaver@hp.com>
  • Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 18:37:44 +0000

I'd say very low. Someone had put together a list of known blooms after mine bloomed in 2004 and it was bloom number 92. 
1400 might be closer. 

-----Original Message-----
From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of Don Martinson
Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2010 2:28 PM
To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
Subject: [Aroid-l] Number of A. titanums in existence.

The A. titanum at our local museum in Milwaukee is about to bloom.


An article in the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel stated :

> The museum's corpse flower, which has never bloomed before, has its 
> roots in Sumatra, and only about 140 of the plants are known to exist 
> in the world, according to Neil Luebke, curator of botany at the 
> museum and the stinky plant's guardian.

While I realize they aren't selling these at K-Mart as yet, the figure of 140 seems rather low to me, at least when you add in all the smaller tubers that seem to be available (at least for a price) as of late.

Is this truly an accurate guess as to the number of titanums in existence?

Don Martinson
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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