Re: [Aroid-l] FW: Anthurium fruit edibility
- Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] FW: Anthurium fruit edibility
- From: "Abrimaal" firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2006 18:16:20 +0100
Drancontium loretense's fruits are also edible after cooking.
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Subject: RE: [Aroid-l] FW: Anthurium fruit edibility
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Subject : [Aroid-l] FW: anthurium scandens
Concerning the edibility of Anthurium scandens fruits, the answer would be
yes, they are edible, but you would get very little 'reward' except for a
flavor and lots of skin/seeds for your efforts w/ this genus/species,
which is most probably distributed by birds (and bats??) in nature.
The genus Monstera, species deliciosa, is better suited for eating by
humans, though there are some real dangers if one does not know the
correct time and method of eating these fruits!! This genus has probably
evolved so that larger monkeys and fruit bats are its major seed
distributors. There is a wonderful clip on public TV of a spider monkey
feasting on the ripe fruit of Philodendron goeldii WAY up in the jungle
I have experimented and found that when ripe, many aroid fruit have a
delicous/good flavor, even the odd-ball genera such as Dracontium (some
species) and Synandrospadix (reputidly a very 'bad' plant to fool around
with, at least the tubers and leaves). If I am not mistaken, our mentor
Dr. Tom Croat of MOBOT first reported that even the fruit of the dreaded
Dieffenbachia ('dumb cane') were very sweet and fruity to the taste when
ripe!! Lynn Hannon and myself tested his hypothois when visiting Joep
Moonen in Fr. Guyana, and found this to be correct, at least in one
Dieffenbachia species that we encountered!
We must keep in mind the 'why' of these plants' fruit tasting 'good'.
The method of their distribution in nature to other suitable growing
places depends of them being eaten by mammals and birds, so color (for
the birds, as I am not aware of how much taste perception birds may
posses) and taste (for the monkeys, bats and other mammals) are the
soloution to their continuing distribution and survival in nature.
I guess this was meant to be sent to the aroid-L......
There is an anthurium scandens here in the greenhouse with attractive
berries....i have take one to see the flavour,and it's seem very
sweet,and it is.....So are the fruit of a scandens
edible,or should i have to die nearly?....(hehehe)
Are some anthuriums know for his edible fruits?
Dear Lord P.(lanttaxonomist)thanks for this final
identification!Yours,Bernhard.-----Original Message-----> Date: Tue,
7 Mar 2006 16:14:42 +0100> Subject: RE: [Aroid-l] Amorph
Identification> From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" > To: "'Discussion of
aroids'" > Hi Bernhard,> > This is Am. lambii indeed.> > Cheerio,>
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