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From: Paul Tyerman <ptyerman at OZEMAIL.COM.AU>
Subject: Re: Self-fertilisation and AED seed exchange
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At 10:29  7/03/02 +0100, you wrote:
>Because flavum is bisexual, it's one of the few species that is able to
>pollinate itself. There has been a thread on this a while ago but for A.
>tortuosum and flavum it is known fertile seed can be set on a single pla=nt
>without any other Arisaema flowering at the same time. For A. candidissu=m I
>didn't know this was possible too but many people reported bisexual
>intermediate forms of candidissimum (which were on the way of becoming
>female) and because still a lot is not known on this subject, why not? A=re
>the seeds of that candidissimum viable and produce healthy seedlings?


Thanks for the response.  I had thought there had been a thread on
self-pollination as well but Ray mentioned that pollen "must come from
another plant" which is why I thought I must have been mistaken.

I have to admit that I did not sow the seed as the plant was multiplying
quite happily.  At the time I had found out that there was very little
variability within garden plants of A. candidissimum (although I realise
there are naturally occuring forms such as green and white that I think
were mentioned.... I hope to get seed of them one day as I doubt they are
here in Australia).  I didn't think in that case that there was really mu=ch
to be gained by sowing them.  Of course that was also before I got even
more hooked on Arisaemas (thanks to last years AEG seed sendout) and have
pots of the little blighters growing everywhere now, the first of them
returning from their first "sleep" quite happily.... Yeeha!

Actually, that reminds me that I must send Ray an updated list of what I
now own for the AEG records.  I haven't updated it since I joined and it
has changed somewhat thanks to some absolutely wonderful people out there
in Arisaema-Land and the AEG.  Without this group I wouldn't have even ha=lf
of what I do now.

Thank you All!!!!!


Paul Tyerman
Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9
mailto:ptyerman at

Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus,
Cyrtanthus, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about anything
else that doesn't move!!!!!

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