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  Re: [Aroid-l] Anthurium superbum
From: "Denis Rotolante" <denis at skg.com> on 2007.06.25 at 14:00:48(15854)
It's my experience that A. superbum is extremely discreet about its
sexual phases, I could never see the pollen or fluid either. We used to
depend on the insects to pollinate our plants as we assumed they could
tell by smell when the inflorescences were fertile. In more recent days
I have actually gone out to the plants and run my fingers up and down
the spadices of the various phases hoping the this process would
transfersome the invisible pollen to the not so apparent stigmatic fluid
of the flowers in the receptive mood. Even though this method sounds
unscientific and really rather dorky, it works if you have time to go
out and run your fingers over them on a regular basis. At least the
insects have a good reason to be there.


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