Accidental cross pollination

George R. Stilwell, Jr. GRSJr at WORLDNET.ATT.NET
Sun May 16 14:24:04 CEST 2004

>Good question!  Anyone have any experience?   . Does age of the spathe make
>much difference?  I recall seeing that someone (somewhere) said that new
>flowers were more vulnerable to pollination than old ones.  Adam Fikso in
>Glenview, IL  Z5a.

I believe new inflorescences are neuter, then become male, and finally
become female (most Arisaema). So new inflorescences aren't likely

New flowers on a mature inflorescence? Never heard that would make
crosspollinization more likely. What would be the reasoning?

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