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Re: Amorphophallus titanum pollen

A most EXCELLENT idea! something like this, perhas in a less formal 
way, goes on in the world of CYCADS.

>I keep reading about more and more titanum coming into bloom, all in 
>collections. Maybe it's time to establish a studbook on this 
>species, as is done for animals in captive breeding programs. After 
>all, with the world's tropical forests under increasing pressure, 
>forest specialist plants will come under increasing risk of 
>extinction in the wild. If we had a studbook, pollen could be shared 
>in a more systematic way, instead of shot-in-the-dark inquiries on a listserv.

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