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Re: A. titanum at Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Subject: Re: A. titanum at Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
  • From: SelbyHort@aol.com
  • Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 22:17:31 -0500 (CDT)

Check out this web site, its an article from Science Now posted on an 
affliate web site (sans images, unfortunately)


The UW flowering ranks among the top 5 largest flowerings recorded in 
cultivation. The last measurements I saw on the UW web site indicated that 
this flowering equaled the historic 1937 flowering at NY Botanic Garden, the 
very first flowering in the US (256.5 cm). There was an equally huge 
flowering last summer at Bonn that was documented as only slightly taller 
(257 cm) than the NY flowering. Aside from these three monsters, there was 
the all time biggie at Wageningen (NL) in 1932 - 267 cm, and the second 
largest at Kebun Raya Bogor in 1924 - 261 cm. 

The article link above states that the UW flowering was the world's largest 
"cultivated" bloom, I think they meant to say that this was the largest ever 
flowered from a seed grown cultivated plant. Bonn's plant was grown from 
tissue culture, all other "big ones" flowered from imported or transplanted 
wild collected tubers.

Apologies for delay in responding...I did not get this message til today 
(thank you SO MUCH Steve Marak for getting the list in order!). I hope it is 
not old news to everyone.

Donna Atwood

In a message dated 06/13/2001 12:05:22 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
plantsman@prodigy.net writes:

<< Has anyone noticed today how big this Titan has gotten?  98.5 inches
 as of today and it's not yet unfurled!   Does anyone know how this
 compares in height to ones that have flowered elsewhere in the past?
 David Sizemore

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