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Re: [aroid-l] Anchomanes

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Anchomanes
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter@worldonline.nl
  • Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2002 07:05:54 +0200
  • Importance: Normal

I myself have sown them without the berry itself. There are contradictory
rumours about this. Some say that the berry flesh contains germination
inhibitors. Others say it contains natural fungicides. I know, this doesn't
help but to answer Paul, I am really not aware of scientific papers dealing
with this. Is there somebody on this list that may provide references to
this item?

I have sown Amorphs with and without berry flesh and never noticed any
relevant difference. The one fear I would have is that when the flesh rots
and we're talking large seeds with big embryos or lots of endosperm, rotting
is likely to be a danger. Therefore I removed the flesh of the Anchomanes
seeds. But it is all a bit conjectural.

Glad to hear, though, that the seeds seem to be arriving.


> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu
> [mailto:aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu]Namens Harry Witmore
> Verzonden: vrijdag 4 oktober 2002 1:53
> Aan: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> Onderwerp: [aroid-l] Anchomanes
> I just received my seeds from Wilbert(Thank You, Thank You)
> and wanted to
> ask one question. Should they be treated like Amorph seeds? I
> planted the
> entire berry lat time and wondered if I should have removed
> them from the
> berry. I don't think this has been a topic before. I searched
> all of my
> notes and turned up nothing. I do know they are sometimes
> slow to germinate.
> Harry Witmore
> Cloud Jungle Art
> www.witmore.net <http://www.witmore.net>

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