[Aroid-l] Syngonium setting seed in S. Florida
- Subject: [Aroid-l] Syngonium setting seed in S. Florida
- From: "Julius Boos" <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 00:02:13 +0000
From : Tom Croat <Thomas.Croat@mobot.org>
Reply-To : Discussion of aroids <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent : Monday, March 26, 2007 9:10 PM
To : "Discussion of aroids" <email@example.com>
Subject : RE: [Aroid-l] Syngonium
Dear Eric and Tom,
Just FYI, a few years ago when Vic Soukup was looking for seed of Syngongium
podophyllum, I happened to be working for a Company with an office on the W.
of side h/way 441 (State Road 7) just S. of Boynton Beach Blvd. in Delrey
Beach, Florida. This area borders the Everglades. There was a stand of
Cypress trees on the South side of the property on which many introduced S.
podophyllum had grown, and I believe around mid- or late summer, many of
these climbers had produced a substantial number of ripe and opening fruit
on them! I managed to collect for Vic, but with some difficulty (because
of the height of these climbers, about 15-20 ft. up) a fairly large number
of mature seed of these aroids, and with more effort and time could have
collected even more.
I GUESS there is some pollinator in the area??
Also of interest, a friend who has a nursery nearby, and who has HUGE plants
of Montrichardia cf. linnifera which he grew from seed I gave him ex.
Trinidad, W.I. many years ago, has had his 15'-tall plants bloom, AND to our
delight, set and produce large numbers of viable seed!
I understand that in nature (in S. America) that this plant is pollinated by
large bees, so I wonder what is happening in S. Florida re: potential/actual
Most Syngonium in cultivation here in North America do not get
pollinated so don?t set seeds. Even in the wild mature fruits are not
frequently seen owing to the fact that mature fruits are tasty and animals
quickly remove them. What is the nature of this project and what to you
mean by a LOT of seeds? If you prefer you could contact me off line.
Tom Croat, P. A. Schulze Curator of Botany
Missouri Botanical Garden
Box 299, St. Louis, Missouri 63116
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
On Behalf Of firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2007 2:39 PM
Subject: [Aroid-l] Syngonium
To the IAS,
I am a member currently undertaking research on Aroid morphology and am
looking for seeds of Aroids, particularly of Syngonium podophyllum. If
anyone has seeds, or sources for me to get some (other than flying to South
America or Florida) Id appreciate it. I do need fairly good provenance data.
I can pay for seeds and shipping (if reasonable). However I need alot of
seed so any donations would also be appreciated.
Eric C. Morgan
151 Brookdale Rd
Stamford CT 06903
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