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Re: [Aroid-l] Syngonium setting seed in S. Florida

  • Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Syngonium setting seed in S. Florida
  • From: Eric Schmidt <leu242@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 08:38:54 -0700 (PDT)

Here at Leu Gardens in Orlando, Syngonium podophyllum
frequently fruits but I have never seen stray
seedlings like you do from Monstera deliciosa. Same
with some growing in my old yard and at my mom's
house.

Eric
Orlando,FL z9b/10a


--- Adam Black <epiphyte1@earthlink.net> wrote:

> 
> I remember seeing fruiting Syngonium podophyllum
> regularly in our yard 
> in Miami when I was a kid, and even more recently I
> recall fruiting 
> plants in my mom's yard in the Orlando area - and
> all this time I have 
> never thought much of it. I can't say I ever noticed
> anything I would 
> call a seedling, but then again I never really paid
> attention. I'll have 
> to start watching the many Syngoniums at my mom's
> new property. Surely 
> others in south and central Florida have made the
> same observations?
> 
> Adam
> 
> Tom Croat wrote:
> 
> >Julius:
> >
> >	This is an interesting observation because if
> these genera are
> >being pollinated in Florida it means that some
> local pollinator has
> >learned how to do it and thus they could simply go
> native in Florida.
> >This would make a good paper if one could collect
> the pollinators.
> >
> >Tom 
> >
> >Tom Croat, P. A. Schulze Curator of Botany 
> >Missouri Botanical Garden
> >Box 299, St. Louis, Missouri 63116
> >(314) 577-5163
> >Thomas.Croat@mobot.org
> >Please send images to our FTP Server.
>
>ftp://garfile:garden2003@cissus.mobot.org/incoming/croat
>
>ftp://garfile:garden2003@cissus.mobot.org/outgoing/croat
> > 
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com
> >[mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] On Behalf
> Of Julius Boos
> >Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 7:02 PM
> >To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
> >Subject: [Aroid-l] Syngonium setting seed in S.
> Florida
> >
> >
> >
> >>From : 	Tom Croat <Thomas.Croat@mobot.org>
> >Reply-To : 	Discussion of aroids
> <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
> >Sent : 	Monday, March 26, 2007 9:10 PM
> >To : 	"Discussion of aroids"
> <aroid-l@gizmoworks.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 
> >pollinators!
> >
> >The Best,
> >
> >Julius
> >
> >  
> >
> >>>Dear Eric:
> >>>      
> >>>
> >
> >            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
> >
> >Tom Croat, P. A. Schulze Curator of Botany
> >
> >Missouri Botanical Garden
> >
> >Box 299, St. Louis, Missouri 63116
> >
> >(314) 577-5163
> >
> >
> >
> >From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com
> >[mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] 
> >On Behalf Of cgdz33a@aol.com
> >Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2007 2:39 PM
> >To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
> >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.
> >
> >
> >
> >Thanks Alot
> >
> >
> >
> >Eric C. Morgan
> >
> >Bartlett Arboretum
> >
> >151 Brookdale Rd
> >
> >Stamford CT 06903
> >
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> >
> >
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