From: "Ron Iles" roniles at eircom.net> on 2001.05.01 at 14:28:17(6336)|
In spite of my wry Spathiphyllum orientated humour I must congratulate
you for your wonderful dedication and enthusiasm for your extra-ordinary
flowerings of Amorphophallus and effusive descriptions. Truly - Wonderful,
communications to Aroid L even made me want to fly over to see Barnum's
(sorry Dr. Craig Allen's)greatest Natural Show on Earth! Great Publicity
for Great Fairchild!
Keep up the brilliant work!
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To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L"
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2001 7:47 PM
Subject: Titan Watch 4/30/2001
| Monday 4/30/2001. The Amorphophallus titanium inflorescence is 32.5 inches
| today. The bract is still clinging around the inflorescence but more and
| more of the beautiful folded spathe is showing by the hour. Still haven't
| gotten the display set up around it like I want, but it is on view in the
| area behind the epiphyte room. Our Marketing department will be swinging
| into action this week to get an audience for "Mr. Stinky", our botanical
| The spadix toppled on the A. gigas over the weekend, but a second much
| smaller one is going to bloom. It might be at about the time of the Titan.
| Anchomanes hookeri has a number of open inflorescence and new leaves, just
| watch out for the wicked spines.
| I have 2 different collections of A. bulbifer about to open. It might not
| the rarest species, but the pink inflorescence is really beautiful.
| The prolific Pseudodracontiums are all popping up with blooms and flowers
| As Julius mentioned, the Dracontiums are beginning to emerge. So far just
| foliage at the top of the beautifully patterned petioles.
| Speaking of petioles, the Aroid sp. that Bogner identified as Xanthosoma
| sect. Acontias is up. The reticulated petiole looks like a beautiful snake
| skin. Also the Amorphophallus eichleri has a really beautiful pattern of
| beige/pink/green mottling on the petiole that flows beautifully up the
| veins of the lobed leaf.
| Stay tuned for more of the greatest natural show on earth.
| Craig M. Allen
| Conservatory Manager
| Fairchild Tropical Garden
| 10901 Old Cutler Road
| Coral Gables(Miami), Florida, USA 33156-4296
| Tel. 305-667-1651 ext. 3320
| Fax 305-661-8953
| e-mail email@example.com
| web: www.ftg.org