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  Maturity of Anthurium infructescence
From: Don Martinson <llmen at wi.rr.com> on 2004.11.29 at 15:21:30(12447)
My only previous experience with a fruiting Anthurium was with A.
trinerve (has anyone been able to locate seed or other source for
this?), and the fruit seemed to mature within a matter of a month or

My Anthurium halmoorei has finally seemed to set fruit, but seems to
be taking it's good natured time to mature. Here is a link to a
photo of an approximately 5 month old infructescence:


Is time to maturity primarily a species dependent event, or could it
be delayed because the temperature at which I keep the plant is only
about 70F/20C? The plant seems healthy in all other respects.

Don Martinson

From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at msn.com> on 2004.11.30 at 00:17:54(12449)
>From: Don Martinson <llmen@wi.rr.com>
>Reply-To: Discussion of aroids <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
>To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
>Subject: [Aroid-l] Maturity of Anthurium infructescence
>Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 09:21:30 -0600
From: Don Martinson <llmen at wi.rr.com> on 2004.11.30 at 14:38:35(12452)
Some Anthuriums require a LONG time for the infructesence to develop
and ripen, up to over a year in some species, other species seem to
require a few months, I have no exact reports on these times, just
from observation and memory.

Thanks to all for this information. I found the original plant
growing in the courtyard of a hotel in Puerto Vallarta with already
ripened fruit, some of which I collected and distributed. My plant
has been blooming for a couple of years, but this is the first time
it appears to be setting seed.

Don Martinson

From: Plantman521 at aol.com on 2004.12.03 at 03:38:52(12455)
some Anthuriums, particularly the pachyneriums (birdsnest types), will have several seedheads maturing at the same time, even though obviously being of different ages. and it doesn't always happen at the same season. Maybe when the plant decides it has the energy stored to put into the seed process.

Don Bittel

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