(I couldn?t resist)
>From: Ron McHatton
>To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L
>Subject: RE: Amorph. growth after flowering Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 16:39:46
>My clone flowered last year and the tuber has rested for an entire year.
> It emerged from dormancy about four weeks ago. As for the fragrance
>discussion, be thankful you apparently cannot smell many of these plants.
> The level of stench is not overrated. I flowered A. sumawongii last year
>and the little flower filled the entire 600 square foot greenhouse on a
>couple of mornings and could even be detected outside the greenhouse. I
>also flowered two clones of A. longituberosus this spring. One of them
>with a very small inflorescence had virtually no detectable odor, but the
>larger one was quite powerful. The only difference I can see is that the
>odorless one had a very small female zone. It will be interesting to smell
>this one on later, larger flowerings. Two years ago I flowered a clone of
>A. abysinnicus and our neighbors wanted to know if I was using cow manure
>as fertilizer. They could smell it in their back yard.
>The last couple of mornings, A. fallax has been "perfuming" the entire
>terrace. These little flowers are only about 3 inches long and the stench
>is so strong that our neighbor commented about something foul when he went
>out to run. He was smelling it from some 75 feet away.
>Ron McHatton in Atlanta
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