Re: [aroid-l] What does inflorescence mean?
- Subject: Re: [aroid-l] What does inflorescence mean?
- From: MossyTrail@cs.com
- Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2003 22:42:47 -0400
"Leo A. Martin" <email@example.com> wrote:
>The largest flower is that of Rafflesia arnoldii, a parasitic plant from
>the jungles of Indonesia, in the family Rafflesiaceae. It reaches a
>meter in diameter (39 inches.) It is pretty much impossible to
>cultivate, being a parasite. It stinks, is striped yellow and maroon,
>has vibratory hairs, and is carrion-pollinated, so most people on this
>list would find it quite attractive.
Surely its hostplant is known? First cultivate the hostplant to a suitable size, then plant the Rafflesia on that. Of course, only a large botanic garden could do this, since the hostplant is a huge liana; but this obstacle is possible to overcome. What other factors make it "impossible to cultivate"?