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Re: Number of A. titanums in existence.


I guess the curator referred rather to 140 titanum flowering in Botanical Gardens etc. since the species was brought from Sumatra the first time. I would think that the newpaper missunderstood what the curator told them....

Happy growing,


-----Original Message-----
> Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 23:28:12 +0100
> Subject: [Aroid-l] Number of A. titanums in existence.
> From: Don Martinson <llmen@wi.rr.com>
> To: "aroid-l@gizmoworks.com" <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>

> The A. titanum at our local museum in Milwaukee is about to bloom.
> http://www.mpm.edu/exhibitions/featured/titan-arum/2010/
> 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
> Mailto:llmen@wi.rr.com
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