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  Rafflesia
From: piaba piabinha at yahoo.com> on 2003.06.06 at 08:29:56(10331)
> Surely its hostplant is known? First cultivate the
> hostplant to a suitable size, then plant the
> Rafflesia on that. Of course, only a large botanic
> garden could do this, since the hostplant is a huge
> liana; but this obstacle is possible to overcome.
> What other factors make it "impossible to
> cultivate"?

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From: piaba <piabinha at yahoo.com> on 2007.01.12 at 11:57:07(15085)
not an aroid, but maybe some you might want to grow
it???? :-)

http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&q=rafflesia&btnG=Search+News

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From: "Weaver, Bill" <bill.weaver at hp.com> on 2007.01.13 at 20:36:24(15087)
Unfortunately, you need to grow the vine it parasitizes first

Bill

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From: "mossytrail" <mossytrail at hctc.com> on 2007.01.15 at 22:15:21(15093)
> >From : piaba
> Reply-To : Discussion of aroids
> Sent : Friday, January 12,
> 2007 7:57 PM To : aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
> Subject : [Aroid-l] Rafflesia
>
>
>
> I know that my friend Pia who posted this is knowledgable
> as to the following, but for those who are not, and who
> just might even THINK about his suggestion of trying to
> establish Rafflesia in Horticulture, the following facts
> might disuade them and save them lots of time and effort.
> To realisticly grow Raflesia, on would have to first
> obtain the seeds and cultivate a specific giant jungle
> vine to maturity, as the only place that Rafflesia is
> know to exist is as a parasite WITHIN the tissues of one
> of these GIANT jungle vines.
>
Funny how things come around again, isn't it? This exact
same discussion was on here two or three years ago. So,
which giant jungle vine is the host? (I suspect different
ones for different Rafflesia species, of which there are at
least a dozen.) It's enough to make me wish I'd gotten that
"Rafflesias of the World" book at the airport on my last
trip to Malaysia (the symposium, you all remember that).
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From: "SNOW" <snowsexotics at cox.net> on 2007.01.16 at 08:44:39(15094)
Just wanted to let you know that I have Troy's
Rafflesia pictures up on my site with permission.

Here is the link.

Snow

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From: Marcin <shagar at cyber-sport.com.pl> on 2007.01.16 at 12:03:23(15098)
Hi

I recalll Tetrastigma ssp is the host, but I might be wrong.

With regards, Marcin

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From: <hostas at fuse.net> on 2007.01.16 at 13:55:24(15099)
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR SENDING THAT LINK!!!!!!!!!!!

I have never enjoyed a website so thoroughly!
What a wonderful grouping of photos and information!

--
Betty

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