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Re: Araceae


Reggie,

Flowering in early evening for Amorphs is indeed the general pattern and
figures when you consider that most pollinators are carrion beetles and
like, which fly at dusk.

Wilbert

----- Original Message -----
From: <Regferns@aol.com>
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: dinsdag 23 mei 2000 23:54
Subject: Re: Araceae


> To add to the debate, currently there are several Amorphophallus species
in
> bloom in my collection and we notice that at dawn and dusk, the aromas
that
> these blooms produce are at their zenith and quite overwhelming.  During
the
> course of the day, the blooms generally do not produce much of an odor.
It
> appears that the plants are seeking pollinators which are apt to come out
in
> the cooler parts of the day--dawn and dusk.  Does this sound correct?
>
> Reggie Whitehead
> South Miami, FL
>
>
>
>







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