RE: [Aroid-l] Thoughts on GOOD SMELLING A. bulbifer
- Subject: RE: [Aroid-l] Thoughts on GOOD SMELLING A. bulbifer
- From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2007 11:12:59 +0200
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I vote that people who think that bulbifer smells good, be expelled from
aroid-L because of gross olfactory incompetence!!!!!!!!
> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com] Namens C. J. Addington
> Verzonden: zaterdag 23 juni 2007 23:34
> Aan: Discussion of aroids
> Onderwerp: Re: [Aroid-l] Thoughts on GOOD SMELLING A. bulbifer
> Hello aroiders!
> I'll just throw in my two cents and agree with Julius
> here. There ARE pleasantly scented A. bulbifer, and the
> biggest one in our school greenhouse is a prime example. If
> you stuff your nose right in it at its peak of odor you get a
> touch of "natural gas leak", but from a couple of feet away
> the overall effect is a floral, slightly sweet, subtle scent.
> The teachers at my school have all had an opportunity to
> smell other species - konjac, henryi, etc. - and all agree
> that those species stink up a storm, but they all also agree
> that bulbifer is the most pleasant of the bunch. I suspect
> there is a lot of natural variation - even within a species -
> and odor probably can vary quite a lot.
> My other big interest is the genus Arum, and the smells
> in that genus are extremely variable. Different clones of
> Arum sintenisii, for example, can vary from pleasantly fruity
> and candy-like, to pungently over-ripe and rotten, to
> odorless. The joy of genomes!
> Citrus Heights, California
> On 06/23/2007 02:55, "Julius Boos" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Dear Amorphofriends,
> > I have just received a note from ANOTHER friend and grower
> > that he too has A. bulbifer in his collection which produce
> > good-smelling blooms which he can display indoors!
> > I have waited, literally for YEARS, for someone, ANYONE to
> notice this
> > 'good smelling' A. bulbifer (THANKS, C.J. !!), as when I
> FIRST brought
> > this topic up years ago as I remember it, everyone who
> pitched in to that discussion
> > back then said that there was no such plant! They
> thought that ALL A.
> > bulbifers stunk! I even remember suggesting that maybe
> there was a 'ringer'
> > in this group, perhaps ANOTHER species which might closely
> resemble A.
> > bulbifer, but smelt GOOD! All said 'no way!!" So---I
> retreated into
> > my shell, shut up, and waited to hear if ANYONE else had
> > or smelt what I had witnessed at The Mounts Bot. Garden sale those
> > many years ago at C. Mc. D`s booth!
> > Now, years later, we have confirmation from TWO NEW people who say
> > that they too have experienced the 'good smelling' A. bulbifers!
> > And yes, j b, I too agree that it does not make
> evoloutionary 'sense'
> > to have a plant utilizing TWO attractant scents, but then again, it
> > just might work, as pollinators of DIFFERENT types may
> still get the
> > job done on BOTH clones/vars, which, in evoloutionary
> 'time' (millions of years), may lead to
> > the production of a recognisable NEW species??!!
> Cross-pollination of one
> > var. by the other might be interesting!!
> > What say yee now, all other growers of this plant?? Does
> anyone else have
> > information or suggestions to add to this discussion??
> > The Best to all,
> > Julius
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