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Re: titanum blooms

  • Subject: Re: titanum blooms
  • From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo@email.msn.com>
  • Date: Tue, 8 May 2001 10:32:40 -0500 (CDT)

-----Original Message-----
From: Douglas Ewing <dewing@u.washington.edu>
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Date: Tuesday, May 08, 2001 12:58 AM
Subject: titanum blooms

Dear Doug,

Congrats!!!!!!!    Just an Idea, but why don`t you try to link up w/ Craig
at Fairchild, you could collect pollen (he could advise on freezing or
cooling it, etc.) and get it to Craig and MAYBE we could get
pollenation/seed on his 'Mr. Stinky'!!   Is this the second of THIS year??
If it is and you had kept pollen from the first, you could try pollenating
this second one!!



>>Today at 4pm our second Amorphophallus titanum has started opening. Ht. is
5'4" ( 163cm ).  already 7pm, the spathe is widely open, and the stench is
building in the room. I am doing a much lower-key media announcement this
go-around, but am open for visitors the next several days.  This one is
much more open, and has more striking coloration.  Will try to keep you
posted.     Doug


Doug Ewing, Greenhouse Manager (206) 543-0436
Department of Botany
University of Washington
Box 355325
Seattle, WA   98195-5325<<

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