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  Anthurium scents
From: GeoffAroid at aol.com on 2002.07.28 at 19:59:24(9128)
Just thought I would report on a nice little Anthurium I have in flower at
the moment. I picked it up in a florists in Amsterdam and it is labelled as a
hybrid called Pico Bello. It is obviously an A. amnicola hybrid, possibly
with A.amnioquiense and has deep purple spadices with small, pale
pinkish-lavender spathes. Having read in Deni Bown's book the description of
the discovery of amnicola and that it had an attractive scent of peppermint I
was intrigued to find that sitting on my windowsill on a warm sunny afternoon
this hybrid also has a lovely sweet smell of peppermint! Obviously it has a
large percentage of amnicola genes including the all important one for smell.
My next step is to try and self-pollinate it to get seedlings even closer to
the original amnicola type (my hunt for genuine amnicola has so far been in

From: Durightmm at aol.com on 2002.07.29 at 23:12:17(9133)

Vacation tiome I presume.  Glad to see some activiyt>  Joe

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