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Monstera deliciosa pollinators
From: mickpascall at hotmail.com (Michael Pascall) on 2008.07.07 at 05:10:06(18097)|
Maybe it is just the pollinators missing that give us the seed free fruit of this tasty Aroid .
I noticed beetles swarming over flowers on a Monstera one year , and when I tried to eat the fruits the next year , they were full of seed .. Usually you are lucky to get only 1 or 2 seeds , but maybe in habitat there are many natural pollinators and the fruits contain hundreds of seeds . Michael Pascall,
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From: lbmkjm at yahoo.com (brian lee) on 2008.07.07 at 19:04:22(18108)|
Great observation. I have never had seeds in my Monstera fruit...but,I do not eat them on a regular basis and do not check them for seed. Do we know of any botanists or enthusiasts in Mexico to tell us if there are many seeds in natural populations of Monstera deliciosa? I would suspect that seed grown plants would have a range of variations...I have only seen cultivated plants so this I could not comment on. Interesting tangent...thanks for bringing it up.
--- On Mon, 7/7/08, Michael Pascall wrote:
> From: Michael Pascall
> Subject: [Aroid-l] Monstera deliciosa pollinators
> To: "Discussion of aroids"
> Date: Monday, July 7, 2008, 2:10 AM
> Maybe it is just the pollinators missing that give us the
> seed free fruit of this tasty Aroid .
> I noticed beetles swarming over flowers on a Monstera one
> year , and when I tried to eat the fruits the next year ,
> they were full of seed .. Usually you are lucky to get only
> 1 or 2 seeds , but maybe in habitat there are many natural
> pollinators and the fruits contain hundreds of seeds .
> Michael Pascall,
> Want to help Windows Live Messenger plant more Aussie
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