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Re: [aroid-l] Dracunculus canariensis(adult)

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Dracunculus canariensis(adult)
  • From: "Susan Cooper" coops@execpc.com
  • Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 09:39:42 -0400

Well of course I had to run home at lunchtime to sniff my Drac 
canariensis bloom.  I think it has a "chemical odor" which Harry says 
smells like ethyl acetate.  BTW, I have some seeds of this that are 
ripening if anyone is interested- email me off list.
PS It is such a weed I'm surprised it is considered vulnerable.

> As Deni Bown (Aroids - Plants of the Arum Family) writes that on page 
> the IUCN Red Book states that in 1997 it was vulnerable.  Deni 
mentions that
> the inflorescence apparently has a semen like odour.  

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