Arum seeds

Paul Licht
Thu, 09 Aug 2012 10:42:37 PDT
I find that the best way to deal with Arum seeds (also 
Arisaema) is to clean off pulp completely.

Paul Licht, Director
University of California Botanical Garden
200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720

On 8/9/2012 10:18 AM, Jane McGary wrote:
> I noticed that several members donated Arum seeds to the newest BX
> list. I have some ripening now that I thought I would donate
> (different species from those already appearing), but I'd like some
> advice about cleaning them for the BX. Should I let them dry and send
> them in with the dried pulp, or should I soak them and try to remove
> the pulp in a sieve?
> It is well to mention that the pulp on aroid seeds can be a skin
> irritant, so I'll wear disposable latex gloves if I'm trying to rub
> off the soaked pulp. This is a good strategy when one handles a lot
> of Helleborus seeds, too.
> Jane McGary
> Portland, Oregon, USA
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