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Re: [aroid-l] A. titanum seed

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] A. titanum seed
  • From: piaba <piabinha@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2004 07:16:58 -0700 (PDT)

i've had anthurium seed shipped to me in moist paper
towel in a plastic bag, and the seeds sprouted in the
envelope.


tsuh yang

--- Alan Galloway <alan_galloway@bellsouth.net> wrote:
> Dan,
> You're correct that it would be better if
> Amorphophallus seed
> could be shipped with the berry pulp left on.  The
> pulp helps
> to keep the seed moist, as Amorphophallus seed loose
> viability
> rather quickly if allowed to dry out.
> 
> Unfortunately, packets of seed coming into the U.S.
> are
> suseptable to being inspected by customs.  Should
> the customs
> inspectors find berry pulp in a shipment, they'll
> simply
> destroy the seed.  I've heard from a fellow
> collector here
> in the US, that their shipment from Malesiana was
> confiscated
> because of the pulp left on the berries.
> 
> The only alternative is to clean the pulp off the
> seed and put
> them in some kind of moist media before shipping.
> 
> I've grownd Am. titanum from seed (shipped to me
> without
> the pulp) and the germination has been almost 100%.
> 


=====
tsuh yang


	
		
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