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Re: [aroid-l] How many leaves??

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] How many leaves??
  • From: "Peter C Boyce" levieux.jardin@wanadoo.fr
  • Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 13:58:00 +0200

I can't comment with regard Amorphophallus, but I've had Typhonium venosum
(which the literature often says is solitary leaved) with four leaves
simultaneously, the largest 1.5 m tall with a leaf blade 1 meter in diameter
and the smallest 0.75 tall and 0.5 cm in diameter and regularly with three
leaves simultaneously. Plants with this many leaves went on to produce
exceptionally large tubers (maximum 1.25 kg with a diameter of  30.5 cm.

----- Original Message -----
From: <ken@spatulacity.com>
To: "Aroid list" <aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu>
Sent: Saturday, August 16, 2003 5:46 AM
Subject: [aroid-l] How many leaves??

> I got two very nice Amorphophallus bulbifers earlier this year from the
> nice people at Gardino Nursery. The Amorphophallus issue of Aroideana says
> that A. bulbifer has solitary or paired leaves. Both of mine are now
> growing their *third* leaf (simultaneous, all three are there at once)!
> unusual is that and does it have any implications?
> -Ken

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