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  Re: [Aroid-l] Philo. seed from S. America
From: Victor Soukup <soukupvg at email.uc.edu> on 2007.04.30 at 14:10:00(15611)
I am very glad that you have opened this question because I also
was a participant in the Philodendron sp seed purchase from Alvim
Seidel. However, as you and most others by this time, know, I am hardly a
grower. I wanted the seeds for my study of the acids of the seed lipids of
Araceae, and this seemed like a good way to get many species analyzed. The
seeds I used were all shared with others --- I used only seed from packets
which others were to grow.
The analyses went very well and most of the seed gave very very
similar (identical ?) results. At first this seemed very good but after
the first time that someone raised a question about the true identity of
the seeds, it became evident that my results were fine for showing the very
close similarity of the seed lipid acids in the genus but they couldn't be
related to species.
Now however, if some of the growers who played with these seeds can relate
certain ones to the real names, my data may be more useful than I had thought.
So, if those who played with these seeds had success in
germinating and growing-on the plants to identifiable names, which can be
related back to the names under which the seeds were obtained, I would very
much like to hear from you. It would be very helpful.

Warm regards,


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