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Re: RE: Amorphophallus seed germination

  • Subject: Re: RE: Amorphophallus seed germination
  • From: magrysbo@shu.edu
  • Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 21:47:12 -0500 (CDT)

Amorphs from habitats with seasonal fires? Many fire adapted species use
this mechanism.

mburack@mindspring.com@mobot.org on 09/11/2001 05:52:48 PM

Please respond to aroid-l@mobot.org

Sent by:  aroid-l@mobot.org

To:   Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>

Subject:  Re: RE: Amorphophallus seed germination

I started doing it a long time ago based on the so-called fact that some
seeds "need" or benefit by the chemical reaction of "burning" to cause seed

Companies sell things such as "smoke seed primer" which is nothing more
than a paper disk which is soaked and releases "chemicals" mimicing

It is my belief that if you burn a piece of paper and soak the ash in
water, you will accomplish the same "thing".

I have read that certain chemicals produced during burning act similar to
gibberilic acid, in that they dont actually "make a seed sprout", but more
correctly, interfere with the natural chemicals that "prevent" them from

Am I right??? Who knows.....?


aroid-l@mobot.org wrote:
> Burnt paper????

 mburack@mindspring.com [mailto:mburack@mindspring.com]
I guess I am lucky....they really are always about the same for me... I
seeds (all) in a solution of GA3, superthrive and burnt paper.....(although
I am not sure if any of it is neces.)

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