Robert Hamilton
Tue, 10 Jun 2003 05:33:59 PDT
Hi Arnold ,Paul,

I  agree that your Arum palaestinum is  considerably paler  than any I 
have  seen.

On the  subject of  odour Boyce  says  " A palaestinum typically 
produces a  smell similar to  fermenting fruit, which is  actually 
quite pleasant. On the other hand  A dioscoridis smalls  strongly of 
donkey-dung."  He then  goes  on to  report that  some  populations are 
  scentless  and others have  been  reported smelling  weakly of  dung 
and  carrion !!!

I thought that  might help you sniff out an identity.


Rob in Tasmania

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