Arum seeds

Jane McGary
Thu, 09 Aug 2012 10:18:04 PDT
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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