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Re: [aroid-l] storage of Dracontium tubercles

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] storage of Dracontium tubercles
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid (prive)" hetter@worldonline.nl
  • Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 04:46:39 +0100
  • Importance: Normal

My experience:

- they do not dry out too easily but on the other hand many seem to go into
a coma, irrespective of how you treat them
- I keep them on the dormant mother-tuber as long as possible
- I put them in soil immediately after separating, not necessarily as wet as
when they are growing
- I check regularly whether they are waking up
- the net result is usually that only some 20 - 30 % of them decides to wake
up (sometimes even less)

So, the result is not overwhelming but I think that is innate to Dracontium
tubercles. Maybe that's why so many are produced. Strangely enough, with the
tubercles of the Dracontium ally Pycnospatha, the results are much


> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu
> [mailto:aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu]Namens Scott Taylor
> Verzonden: dinsdag 18 november 2003 23:00
> Aan: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> Onderwerp: [aroid-l] storage of Dracontium tubercles
> Hello: Can someone advise me on the best method for storage
> of tubercles of
> Dracontium?  Should they be stored dry, on in soil?  And in
> general, how
> many will germinate and is this on the same 'schedule' as the
> main tuber?
> Thank you.
> D. Scott Taylor, Ph.D.
> Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) Program
> Central Region Land Manager
> 5560 North US Highway 1
> Melbourne, FL 32940
> tel: 321.255.4466
> FAX: 321.255.4499
> email: staylor@brevardparks.com

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