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  Re: breaking dormancy in Amorph. seeds
From: Steve Marak samarak at arachne.uark.edu> on 2001.04.20 at 22:25:46(6233)
On Thu, 19 Apr 2001, Alan Galloway wrote:

> In October of 1998 a friend collected (from a personal garden) seeds
> of A. kiusianus and mailed them to me. I promptly planted them in
> soil that I use for all seeds and have kept them warm and watered.
> About a week ago, every single seed germinated at once. So this works
> out to 29 months of inactivity before germination. I wonder what
> happened in my absence last week to spur them to germinate!
> uuuuummmmm.

Alan, it seems I recall several of us having a similar experience with A.
henryi seeds a couple of years ago (though less than 2.5 years; I'll see
if I can find my records later), and the Amorph. issue of Aroideana (vol.
19, 1996) notes that A. henryi's closest relative is A. kiusianus. I
haven't grown many Amorphs from seed, but I remember the others as being
relatively quick to germinate.


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