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  pistia pollination weevils?
From: Taylor Holzer <taylorholzer at yahoo.com> on 2009.01.26 at 02:30:53(18982)
on this website it says weevils pollinate pistia

are there aquatic weevils?

is there anybody out there willing to give up an offset of a pistiato me?

From: "Marek Argent" <abri1973 at wp.pl> on 2009.01.30 at 20:25:07(19001)
Hi all,

These visitors aren't listed in this page. Inside of a blooming Arisaema
I found common gnats (Culex pipiens), here's a link to the photo.

Marek Argent

From: gibernau at cict.fr on 2009.01.31 at 09:42:16(19007)
Dear Taylor,

Actually we don't know what pollinates Pistia.
The web page you mentioned is in fact a review of what is said in the
literature, not what has been proofed.

If I have some time, I'll one day tackle this question....

All the best,


From: <ju-bo at msn.com> on 2009.01.31 at 13:45:23(19009)
Dear Taylor,

You are new to Aroids, so you will learn that there are still MANY aspects to Aroids which remain as unknowns.   What is needed is MUCH more field work and observations in nature, this way we slowly learn about exactly which insects pollinate which genera of aroids.   The posted info. on a weevil being the pollinator of Pistia might well be accurate, but in my opinion more observations on wild growing plants are needed!
Ask again about someone shipping you a Pistia plant in Spring, NOTHING will survive being posted up North to you in this cold!

The Best,


> Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 18:30:53 -0800
> From: taylorholzer@yahoo.com



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