Re: Wilbert Hetterscheid admiration society?
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- Subject: Re: Wilbert Hetterscheid admiration society?
- From: George Yao <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2000 19:43:35 -0500 (CDT)
Hi Jonathan and everyone,
I tried germinating mine using the baggie method, and I was able to get
five seedlings. Two damped off. One, I gave away. And, now I have two
beautiful plants, both with a second leaf. But, I did not remember any
stink from the seeds. Next time, I will try to sniff them.
George Yao <email@example.com>
At 05:03 PM 06/14/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>No, there was no subject heading exactly like that, but pretty close I
>think. In any case, I thought that I should mention in regard to crushed
>boxes and their contents that four of the crushed, no, only one was
>_crushed_, these were just severely flattened seeds of Amorphophallus
>muelleri seed I received, that I went ahead and stuck in the ground, all
>have now come up and some are showing a second leaf. The leaves are
>wonderful, with the white silver edging.
>BTW, did anyone know that the seeds of this species at least, are also
>quite odorific - not just the inflorescence! Now why would a plant produce
>seeds that stink? Considerate animals that would scrape some dirt over it
>out of habit? Dung beetle invitation in order to get the seed germinating
>in some really rich medium? Any thoughts?
>Thank you sir.
>Vanderbilt University Biology Department
>Box 1812, Sta. B
>Nashville, TN 37235