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Re[2]: Germinating Dracontium

     May be worth chipping the testa of a few seeds

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Subject: Re: Germinating Dracontium 
Author:  <aroid-l@mobot.org> at mailgate
Date:    17/3/99 12:22

Dear Wilbert,
    Dracontium isnt easy to germinate, even in a tropical collection
like mine. Don't be so sad, because I have seeds of D. bogneri 
that I sowed in March 1997 and they are still sleeping! In fact, they seem 
quite healthy, but no life sign. I think they need constant heat,
because they only occurr here in Brazil in lowlands, where the heat is 
quite constant all over the year. In Brasilia, were my collection is 
placed, we have 5 months that are cold and dry, so I think it stops 
their metabolism.  Light doesn't seem to work also, because mine are in 
a very illuminated place, with 40% sunlight during all morning. What 
about pray...
Wilbert Hetterscheid wrote:
> Aroid-ellers,
> Anyone with any experience in germinating Dracontium seeds? Doesn't seem 
> to be an easy job. I have a bunch of very lazy seeds of Dr. ulei.
> Cheers,
> Wilbert

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