A. tortuosum self-fertilizing (?)

Gusman Guy ggusman at ULB.AC.BE
Thu Jul 28 09:38:01 CEST 2005

>Jim McClements pointed out that A. tortuosum is either male or bisexual,
>never just female (Gusman p. 391). Even so, it might be the case that the
>male and female flowers mature at different times (Gusman p. 44) and
>self-fertilization is unlikely. Can somebody on the list with experience
>with A. tortuosum give me some idea of what to expect?
>(Of course, I'll try to harvest the seeds and see if they germinate.)
>Mary Lamb

You're right, seeds produced by one plant only could well be sterile. Keep AEG posted and tell us if they germinate. But how to be sure that no cross has been made between the bisexual tortuosum and another arisaema in the garden?

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