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  Re: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus pollen storage
From: "Berthold Suchy" <BSuchy at t-online.de> on 2010.01.10 at 08:02:31
Hi Marco,
-18 degrees is ok.
But a friend of me have the pollen also in the refrigerator and after 1 year or more sometimes you can forget it. It is to old !!!
About the procedure and the binucleate and trinucleate it is better, to ask Wilbert.
I can't tell you something about this - sorry.
Also it is diffrent between Arum and Amorphophallus !!

Von: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] Im Auftrag von Motta, Marco
Gesendet: Freitag, 8. Januar 2010 16:36
An: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
Betreff: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus pollen storage

I have some Amorphophallus ready to flower, but not same species and not in the same time.

I will try to store pollen in the refrigerator at -18=B0C.

I have read and download some article from Aroid web site but no one has solved my doubt.

There is a standard procedure to freeze the pollen?

Work for any species?

I know that there are binucleate and trinucleate kind of pollen, reading the article =93year 2003 N=B0 26 Page 27-32 Marc Gibernau, D. Macquart, A. Diaz Pollen viability and longevity in two species of Arum=94, the viability is different, but the article is related to short time storage.

I wonder if this difference could afflict also long term storage.

I wonder also if there is a table that for every species of Amorphophallus give the kind of pollen.


Any help would be appreciated.




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