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  Re: [aroid-l] How does A. titanum do it?
From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2002.09.13 at 15:59:46(9411)
I think it is time for a short run-down on Amorphophallus titanum ecology.
It IS a plant of quite heavily disturbed areas with well-developed secondary
forest. It lives often in quite discernable populations in old Hevea
plantations with secondary forest in between the Heveas. Then again,
seemingly totally isolated plants also occur. I guess that with molecules
being detected by insects over enormous distances, finding out where a
titanum flowers is not that much of a problem for the right insect. We found
several titanum inflorescences in the same general area in different stages
of maturing or dying, so cross-pollinations would certainly have been

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