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  Re: [aroid-l] help with pollination
From: Nathan Lange <nelange at concentric.net> on 2004.02.11 at 18:07:40(11141)
Pollen can be collected by carefully turning the bulb/flower upside down
over a piece of newspaper and gently tapping on the base of the
flower. The pollen can be stored in refrigerated sealed containers for
over a month, if not longer. Perhaps the pollen can be stored until next
year. The stigmas are most receptive to pollen during the peak of the
flower's characteristic aroma. My experience has been that by the time the
flower's signature fragrance has passed and pollen dehiscence has begun,
the chances of successful pollination have greatly diminished.
Self-pollination would be successful within the same clone but, with only
one flower, the pollen won't be produced until after the receptiveness of
the stigmas has passed. As soon as you have two flowers that don't open on
the same day, you should be able to pollinate the second flower with pollen
from the first.

Alternatively, in theory you can pollinate within the same flower. The
people at Huntington did just that with A. titanum. They have a
description of their procedures at

Good luck,

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