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  Ulearum blooming
From: Piabinha at aol.com on 2002.05.14 at 12:13:28(8774)
hey all,

the Ulearum from ecuador that i bought at the ny orchid show back in april is in bloom! it had put out a long stalk which i first thought would be another leaf but instead it's a hairy spathe. COOL! i wonder how i can get it to set seed?

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tsuh yang in nyc

From: GeoffAroid at aol.com on 2002.05.14 at 13:52:40(8778)
Tsuh yang,
Ulearum will bloom regularly every year about this time, often producing
large numbers of bloom (I havent got mine to set seed yet) but be aware that
there is often leaf die back shortly afterwards - dont panic! It should then
send up new leaf growth some time afterwards. Its a beautiful plant and so
far for me has proven easy to grow in warm, bright conditions.

Geoffrey Kibby

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From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2002.05.14 at 13:55:45(8780)
A hairy SPATHE?????????? Or do you mean a hairy appendix or spadix??? The
latter would be understandable. But a hairy spathe.......? Now THAT would be
weird.

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From: Betsy Feuerstein ecuador at midsouth.rr.com> on 2002.05.14 at 14:00:23(8783)
This Ulearum will be known as Ulearum Donburnsii. It blooms quite easily and has a most interesting flower.

Betsy

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From: Piabinha at aol.com on 2002.05.14 at 14:35:55(8786)
yes, of course, his lordness is correct. the spadix is "hairy", with weird filaments coming out of it, not the spathe.

geoff, thanks for your email too. is your plant sagitattum? where did you obtain that? mine i'm told is a new undescribed species.

i'll have to go home now and smell my sumawongii again.

>A hairy SPATHE?????????? Or do you mean a hairy appendix or spadix??? The

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From: Piabinha at aol.com on 2002.05.14 at 14:37:26(8787)

betsy, who's the describer?

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tsuh yang in nyc

From: Betsy Feuerstein ecuador at midsouth.rr.com> on 2002.05.14 at 15:09:17(8788)
Dr Croat has the paper almost complete and ready for publication.

Piabinha@aol.com wrote:

> betsy, who's the describer?

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From: GeoffAroid at aol.com on 2002.05.14 at 19:46:52(8792)
tsuh yang,

Yes, my Ulearum is sagittatum courtesy of David Scherberich. Yours is a new
species? (Can you see me drooling already, my skin is a delicate shade of
green.....). Regarding the smell of sumawongii the phenomenon of odours
actually increasing or changing with distance from the source is a common one
and occurs in other organisms too. My other specialty is fungi and several
stinkhorn fungi (Phallus species) smell completely different at a distance
than they do closeup (foul closeup, of hycinth from afar). Perhaps some
change occurs when the molecules are diffused through the air. I believe Amyl
acetate, which is used in the food industry, also tastes and smells very
differently depending upon the concentration.

Regards,
Geoffrey Kibby

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