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Re: titanum blooms

  • Subject: Re: titanum blooms
  • From: Douglas Ewing <dewing@u.washington.edu>
  • Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 21:31:30 -0500 (CDT)

Julius, this is our second tuber to bloom. the first one was in July 1999.
I plan to send pollen to Fairchild with the hope it might produce seed
there. I will also refrigerate some for the future?????

thanks, Doug


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

On Tue, 8 May 2001, Julius Boos wrote:

> -----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!!
> Sincerely,
> Julius
> >>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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