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  Pseudodracontium pollination and ID
From: Adam Black paleoart at digital.net> on 2000.07.08 at 03:08:54(5017)
I purchased a Pseudodracontium last year as a single blooming sized
plant (had a dried up inflorscence still attatched). This year when it
came out of dormancy, it returned as two equal sized plants, both the
same height as last years single plant. Both plants now each have an
inflorescence that will probably open within the next day or so. I would
like to know if the flowers can be pollinated, exchanging pollen between
the two inflorescences, considering the two plants are clones. What is
the best method for manually pollinating Pseudodracontium flowers? In
the recent discussion of A. titanum pollination, there was mention that
the female flowers are receptive before the males, and pollen must be
collected from one plant and used on another blooming plant when the
stigmas are receptive. Would this apply to Pseudodracontium, and all
other aroids for that matter? Assuming one inflorescence opens before
the other, what would be the best method for collecting pollen and then
applying it to the second inflorescence? Should they both open at the
same time, does this mean there is no chance for me to get any seeds
from my plants?

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