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  ]Off-topic-- I did sow Rafflesia
From: "Henriette en Maurice Hinterding" <hinterd2 at xs4all.nl> on 2007.01.19 at 16:46:27(15105)
Dear all,

I read all the messages concerning Rafflesia and I
can tell you that in the time that I had the position of Curator of the
Botanical Garden of Amsterdam I received seeds of Rafflesia gadutensis from
Willem Meyer (they expert on Rafflesia's) in 1991. The seeds were collected by a
amateur plant collector in Ulu gadut (West Sumatra) and offered to the Missouri
Bot. garden. The host plant for Rafflesia was indeed Tetrastigma
leucostaphyllum. The seeds were sown just under the bark of the host close
to the soil, or close to the roots scraped off a bit. the placed of inoculation
were marked with labels and accurate record was kept by me. Willem Meyer told me
that in case of succes within 1-2 years flowering buds of Rafflesia may appear,
but unfortunely we used a to young plant of Tetrastigma leucostaphyllum
so the seeds didn't germinate. There is only one record of a succesfull
inoculation and that's in Bogor.


Maurice Hinterding
Eemdijk 18

From: Marcin <shagar at cyber-sport.com.pl> on 2007.01.19 at 17:55:43(15106)
Dear Maurice and All,

i heard that size of seeds of Rfaflessia is very small, isn`t it? I would
love to see pictures of seeds also if you have such available.

With all the best, Marcin

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