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Re: An Amorphophallus gigas blooms in California

  • Subject: Re: An Amorphophallus gigas blooms in California
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter@xs4all.nl>
  • Date: Sat, 23 May 2009 18:14:05 +0200

O.k., so if anyone of you messes up my reconstruction of Amorphophallus
evolution by releasing hybrids into space, I am going to come down on him as
the Great Amorphorevenger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your life ain't gonna be worth a
2ber after that. 


> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com 
> [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] Namens Weaver, Bill
> Verzonden: zaterdag 23 mei 2009 12:10
> Aan: 'Discussion of aroids'
> Onderwerp: Re: [Aroid-l] An Amorphophallus gigas blooms in California
> (Don't let Wilbert hear you say that) I am hoping to harvest 
> the pollen. The tricky part is telling when it is ready. It 
> hasn't started to smell yet so I'm not sure it is mature yet.
> ________________________________
> From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com 
> [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of 
> bonaventure@optonline.net
> Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2009 2:14 PM
> To: Discussion of aroids
> Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] An Amorphophallus gigas blooms in California
> Hi Bill,
> Can you save some pollen in an envelope and keep dry and 
> refrigerate? Some of us would like to try to make 
> Amorphophallus hybrids.
> Bonaventure Magrys
> Cliffwood Beach, NJ
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> ---------------------------
> Hi Bill, Please keep posting photos. I had to get rid of my  A. 
> gigas. It was just to big for my place. It is wonderful to 
> see yours doing so well. I wish I could help you with the 
> timeline, but mine did'nt get that far along. If you can also 
> please post your description of the smell. I know that sounds 
> weird, but I was always fascinated by how the different 
> species can smell so different. 
> Thanks, Garland
> -------------- Original message from "Weaver, Bill" 
> <bill.weaver@hp.com>: -------------- 
> > We've been discussing this with our west coast aroid group and I 
> > realized that I forgot to send it to the larger group.
> > 
> > I've got an Amorphophallus gigas starting to bloom and I 
> was wondering 
> > if anyone else has had any experience with this and can 
> give me some 
> > sort of idea what to expect time line wise. (The attached 
> photos will 
> > give some idea how far it has
> > developed)
> > 
> > Thank You
> > 
> > Bill Weaver

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