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RE: Amorph odoratus.

Yes, yes, I know it is now dunnii, but old habits die slow.

As far as it being fruity... it isnt just me.. my little boy (5 years old) came outside this morning and I said to him.. "Adam, go and smell that 'flower'". (no I wasnt going to say to the 5 year old, go and smell the infloresence).

Upon smelling it, he said.."Ew daddy, why do you make me smell these disgusting plants".  Now here is my point... if it smelled "fruity" we both wouldnt have reacted that way..

See... it wasnt just me :)!!!!!

On Thu, 16 May 2002 13:21:59 -0500 (CDT) Wilbert Hetterscheid <hetter@worldonline.nl> wrote:

What IS it with you people and your noses? The main constituent in the scent
of Amorphophallus dunnii (Marcus, read your literature better!!) is
1-phenylethylacetate, a typical "fruity" smelling compund, also used to
influence the taste of candy.

Lord P.

> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: aroid-l@mobot.org [mailto:aroid-l@mobot.org]Namens
> mburack@mindspring.com
> Verzonden: donderdag 16 mei 2002 16:45
> Aan: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L
> Onderwerp: Amorph odoratus.
> I am pleased to say that the A. odoratus I have been growing
> for a few years finally bloomed.. opening fully this morning.
> I have heard many reports that "odoratus" was pleasant
> smelling... reminding people of carrots.
> What I can say is...although it doesnt smell like rotting
> dead meat or feaces... I wouldnt exactly call it "pleasant".
> It smells like a spicy idunnowhat... tolerable for a small
> period of time.. but definately not on the list for possible
> future air fresheners!!!!
> Marc

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