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  Re: [aroid-l] Anchomanes
From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2002.10.04 at 05:05:54(9490)
I myself have sown them without the berry itself. There are contradictory
rumours about this. Some say that the berry flesh contains germination
inhibitors. Others say it contains natural fungicides. I know, this doesn't
help but to answer Paul, I am really not aware of scientific papers dealing
with this. Is there somebody on this list that may provide references to
this item?

I have sown Amorphs with and without berry flesh and never noticed any
relevant difference. The one fear I would have is that when the flesh rots
and we're talking large seeds with big embryos or lots of endosperm, rotting
is likely to be a danger. Therefore I removed the flesh of the Anchomanes
seeds. But it is all a bit conjectural.

Glad to hear, though, that the seeds seem to be arriving.


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