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RE: [Aroid-l] Thoughts on GOOD SMELLING A. bulbifer

  • Subject: RE: [Aroid-l] Thoughts on GOOD SMELLING A. bulbifer
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter@xs4all.nl>
  • Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2007 11:12:59 +0200
  • Thread-index: Ace13kPogm5QBCHREdyB6wADk1EDeAAYX21A

I vote that people who think that bulbifer smells good, be expelled from
aroid-L because of gross olfactory incompetence!!!!!!!!

Lord P.  

> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com 
> [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.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!
> 
> Cheers,
> C.J.
> Citrus Heights, California
> 
> 
> On 06/23/2007 02:55, "Julius Boos" <ju-bo@msn.com> wrote:
> 
> > 
> > 
> > Dear  Amorphofriends,
> > 
> > I have just received a note from ANOTHER friend and grower 
> confirming 
> > 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 
> experienced 
> > 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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