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Re: [aroid-l] upcoming seed harvests

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] upcoming seed harvests
  • From: "bamboochik" <bamboochik@earthlink.net>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 12:22:57 -0700

Just let me know, Alan...I'm itching to get some seeds going again...b.f.n
and TIA, deb

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alan Galloway" <alan_galloway@ncsu.edu>
To: "aroid-l" <aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2004 7:30 AM
Subject: [aroid-l] upcoming seed harvests

> Folks,
> It's been a very good year for aroids blooming, especially the
> Amorphophallus, and the
> Typhoniums are just now coming into blooming season.
> After photographing the Amorph blooms, I'm cutting off the flowers from
> species,
> so they won't set seed and drain the tuber of enery.   But for a few
> species,  the pollination
> attempts appear to be working.  I'm hoping to get seed on the following:
> Am. saururus
> Am. sizemoreae
> Am. saururus X Am. sizemoreae
> Am. sizemorea X Am. saururus
> Am. saururus X Am. 'reflexum' ( a new species that I've nicknamed becasue
> the spathe reflexes)
> I expect to have a good harvest of Synandrospadix vermitoxicus seeds this
> fall as well.
> Also a huge seedhead of Arisaema maxwellii (the whitish flowering form) is
> developing nicely.
> So for those of you that like growing aroids from seed, start saving some
> areas on your benches
> when harvest time gets here.
> Alan

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