From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2001.05.10 at 08:05:06(6409)|
Thanks for letting us know---congrats on the present AND the past flowering
of this wonderful marvel of nature!
Good luck on the pollen collection and getting it to Fairchild on time, you
may want to link up w/ Craig on this!!
>>Julius, this is our second tuber to bloom. the first one was in July 1999.|
I plan to send pollen to Fairchild with the hope it might produce seed
there. I will also refrigerate some for the future?????
Doug Ewing, Greenhouse Manager (206) 543-0436
Department of Botany
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-5325
On Tue, 8 May 2001, Julius Boos wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Douglas Ewing
> To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L
> Date: Tuesday, May 08, 2001 12:58 AM
> Subject: titanum blooms
> Dear Doug,
> Congrats!!!!!!! Just an Idea, but why don`t you try to link up w/ Craig
> at Fairchild, you could collect pollen (he could advise on freezing or
> cooling it, etc.) and get it to Craig and MAYBE we could get
> pollenation/seed on his 'Mr. Stinky'!! Is this the second of THIS year??
> If it is and you had kept pollen from the first, you could try pollenating
> this second one!!
> >>Today at 4pm our second Amorphophallus titanum has started opening. Ht.
> 5'4" ( 163cm ). already 7pm, the spathe is widely open, and the stench is
> building in the room. I am doing a much lower-key media announcement this
> go-around, but am open for visitors the next several days. This one is
> much more open, and has more striking coloration. Will try to keep you
> posted. Doug
> Doug Ewing, Greenhouse Manager (206) 543-0436
> Department of Botany
> University of Washington
> Box 355325
> Seattle, WA 98195-5325<<