RE: [Aroid-l] Helicodiceros fruit
- Subject: RE: [Aroid-l] Helicodiceros fruit
- From: "Julius Boos" <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 23:00:54 +0000
From : C. J. Addington <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Sent : Tuesday, May 22, 2007 2:08 AM
To : Discussion of aroids <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject : [Aroid-l] Helicodiceros fruit
Thanks for sharing your good fortune and photos with all of us on aroid-L.
Nice job of growing this sometimes difficult species, and having the good
fortune that the pollinators (probably blow-flies) are around your parts!
I used to have this plant here in S. Florida, it did survive, but barely.
I came out of dormancy and grew leaves in Winter/Spring here in the hot
South, and went dormant around May-June when it became too hot. It never
bloomed for me.
I hope that others who live in an appropiate zone/area write to you and that
you can trade off some of the seeds, it is a plant worthy of being kept in
Due to a hectic academic life lately, I have mostly been a silent
on this board - reading a lot but adding little. But I have had a cool
happen in my yard that I thought I would share . . .
The last few years I have been planting Helicodiceros offsets in
parts of my California garden, and they have slowly started blooming in
early May.This year I had one of my blooms get pollinated naturally - no
scalpel, no paintbrush, no frozen pollen - and set a nice cluster of
all on its own. I have never seen a Helicodiceros fruit cluster before,
figured that few people have either, so here it is!
If you click on this Flickr photo link, you can see the fruit
I am working on getting more of my photos online as well - I had
nice Arum, Dracunculus and Biarum blooms this spring.
Have a great week All!
Cheers, C.J. Addington<<
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