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Re: [aroid-l] Refrigeration of aroid pollen.

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Refrigeration of aroid pollen.
  • From: "Denis Rotolante" denisskg@bellsouth.net
  • Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 09:23:07 -0400
  • Importance: Normal

You might check with Dr. Jake Henny at the Apopka research
station....he's certainly done enough Aroid hybridizing in his time... 

Denis

-----Original Message-----
From: aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu [mailto:aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu]
On Behalf Of Julius Boos
Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2003 5:18 AM
To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
Cc: The_bulbous_aroids@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Refrigeration of aroid pollen.


  DEar Friends,

  I was wondering what information may be out there on the storage of
aroid pollen by refrigeration and/or freezing, and the length of time it
may remain viable???   Does anyone on these lists have information or
literature on this??
  There are a couple rare species 'out there' that I am keeping tabs on,
and if it were possible to refrigerate or to freeze pollen and then use
it at a later date to pollinate a bloom on another plant of the same
species even in another state or country, this would be a great thing!
This was brought to mind by the recent spate of bloomings of the
Amorphophallus titanums, most of which probably were grown from seed
collected by the late Dr. James Symon.

  Good Growing,

  Julius Boos
  W.P.B.,
  Florida.





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