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  Re: Anthurium "Circus Peanuts"
From: SelbyHort at aol.com on 2000.07.03 at 18:58:39(4964)
Actually Tom named the 'Circus Peanuts' Anthurium for the smell of that
atrocious candy that you buy in celephane bags at candy counters that is
shaped like giant peanuts in their shells. This orange sherbet-colored candy
has a ghastly foam texture with the sicky-sweet fake smell (and taste) of
bananas (amyl acetate) that is used for cheap artifical banana flavoring. The
scent from the flowers has this same amyl acetate component and is quite
distinctive. It does not smell like beer or real peanuts or anything like
that! The name is quite a joke but is not a really fitting name for such a
hybrid so we chose instead to call it 'Mike's Goliath' to honor Mike Bush,
who made the original hybrid back in the early 1980's.

Donna Atwood
Selby Gardens

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