A. candidissimum pollination

Mellard, David dam7 at CDC.GOV
Sun Jun 24 14:06:48 CEST 2001

With all the discussion about green candidissimum, I've been trying to
figure out once again whether I'm looking at male or female flowers.  I've
pollinated Arisaema before so am comfortable with identifying male and femal
flowers and transferring pollen.  The flower structure in candidissimum
seems a little different, although I have to admit that I only had time to
take a quick look the last few days.  As you can see, I'm at work on Sunday
rather than playing in the yard.

Am I seeing both male and female parts on the same flower or do I need to
look with a more discerning eye?  I thought I had found just a male flower
yesterday but it had just rained and so I could not tell if pollen had
fallen to the base of the flower when I inserted the brush.


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