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RE: Ulearum donburnsii

Strange... my bulbifers always put up a leaf regardless of seed set...

But then again, all my plants are screwed up.

On Wed, 15 May 2002 14:32:58 -0500 (CDT) Wilbert Hetterscheid <hetter@worldonline.nl> wrote:

The hybrid product is the result of an autoplyploidisation event in the sex
cells of bulbifer and that followed by a reduction in the cross, leading to
a tertraploid hybrid result........ But maybe I haven't made myself clear. I
am going to pubslish it EARLY APRIL 2003........

As for a serious answer: bulbifer will usually not produce a leaf in the
same season when it is allowed seed set.

Lord P.

> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: aroid-l@mobot.org [mailto:aroid-l@mobot.org]Namens
> Randall M. Story
> Verzonden: woensdag 15 mei 2002 21:00
> Aan: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L
> Onderwerp: Re: Ulearum donburnsii
> Really??  WOW!! I was under the impression that A. bulbifer
> was sterile due
> to a chromosome count 2n = 39 (mentioned in Wilbert's
> Aroideana article
> excerpt:
> http://www.aroid.org/genera/amorphophallus/amcult.html ) and that
> it produced seed only vegetatively.  Did the pollen come from
> the Ulearum or
> the Amorphophallus?
> Does that mean there is hope for other intergeneric hybrids?
> I have some
> Sauromatum pollen as well as more Sauromatums, a Dracunculus
> and unless I am
> mistaken, an A. bulbifer about to bloom.
> The A. bulbifer is from a 3 inch (7.5 cm) tuber (purchased
> from Odyssey
> bulbs) and has what I think are a growing peduncle and
> unopened spathe of
> approximately 2 1/2 inches (6 cm) and 3 inches (7.5 cm)
> respectively.  It
> shows no sign of root development and appears very different
> from another A.
> bulbifer which I believe is putting up a leaf.
> A question on the A. bulbifer:  If I don't remove the
> inflorescence and it
> makes fruits/seeds, will it fail to produce a leaf this year??
> Randy
> ----------
> >From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter@worldonline.nl>
> >To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
> >Subject: RE: Ulearum donburnsii
> >Date: Wed, May 15, 2002, 9:55 AM
> >
> > Oh, c'mon, WHO would want an Ulearum to smell bad??????? I
> did once cross
> > Ulearum sagittatum with Amorphophallus bulbifer and the
> result is indeed a
> > stinking beauty (Bonaventure and all hybridists, this is
> your chance to go
> > mad!!!!). Soon (early April 2003) I will publish the name x
> Ulephallus
> > malodorus Hett. You would not believe it but it has large,
> variegated,
> > dissected leaves with bulbils all over.............
> >
> > Lord P.
> >

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