From: Sue Thompson sthomp at andrew.cmu.edu> on 2001.04.23 at 15:37:33(6246)|
Check out the following article for more information:
Pellmyr, O. and J.M. Patt. 1986. Function of olfactory and visual stimuli
in pollination of Lysichiton americanum (Araceae) by a staphylinid.
It discusses chemical composition of the odor as I recall.
--On Sunday, April 22, 2001, 9:35 PM -0500 Scott Hyndman|
> Does anyone on the list have any ideas that could help out Kevin with a
> Lysichton americanum question per the note below? Please reply to the
> list so that all can learn, or to Kevin directly.
> Many thanks, Scott
> Mr. Scott Hyndman
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> on 4/22/01 2:50 PM, Kevin Carrabine at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Mr Hyndman,
> A shot in the dark request...have you any idea of the name of the specific
> substance secreted by western Skunk Cabbage (Lysichoton americanum) that
> gives it the sickly sweet smell? I am helping a friend's son on a school
> science project and we have, through the help of a horticulturalist
> friend, determined that is probably some amine or indole, but we would
> like to try to discover the specific chemical/substance, if known.
Sue Thompson, Ph.D.
Interim Executive Director
Pennsylvania Biodiversity Partnership
P.O. Box 60071
Pittsburgh, PA 15211-0671
tel: 412-431-4449, ext. 241