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Re: Amorphophallus titanum flowering at Selby Gardens


Any idea whether the pollination was successful?  How long will it take for 
us to find out?

At 03:50 PM 5/28/99 -0500, you wrote:
>The first inflorescence's smell was really undescribably potent during the
>opening, but the second one was downright dainty by comparison....Both
>started opening late in the afternoon, beginning at almost the same time. The
>first started opening on Thursday, May 20 at about 3 PM, and continued
>expanding til about midnight. The second started opening about 3:30-4 PM on
>Monday, May 24 and was fully expanded by about 11 PM. We pollinated this
>second inflor. late on the night of the 24th, when the females were most
>I will send an update posting after I have had some sleep and can gather my
>thoughts. We are all terribly sleep deprived here and just moved both
>titanums back into the greenhouses this morning and tucked them into bed. Now
>we are all going home to crash. Two Titanums flowering at the same time is
>almost more than a person can endure! I guess now I know what its like to
>have twins!
>More soon,
>In a message dated 99-05-21 17:27:42 EDT, you write:
>  Donna, I find this description of the stench interesting.  The folks in
>Miami &
>  Atlanta both described their bloom's odor to be disappointingly 
> mild.  Do you
>  have any idea what accounts for the overwhelming nature of the odor in the
>  inflorescence?
>  (Actually, I find the draw to the odor much like the Saturday Night Live 
> skit
>  that showed a family passing a jug of milk around so that all could
>  how foul it had become.)
>              Les
>   >>

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