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

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] How many leaves??
  • From: "Petra Schmidt" petra@plantdelights.com
  • Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 10:48:55 -0400

I've also seen the multiple leafing process in Amorphophallus tubers from
tissue culture...tc plantlets typically produce leaf after leaf after leaf
in the first growing season, probably a method of building up its root
system to form a tuber size large enough to sustain itself through dormancy
and the following growing season?  It's an odd thing to witness...

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter C Boyce" <levieux.jardin@wanadoo.fr>
To: <aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu>
Sent: Saturday, August 16, 2003 7:58 AM
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] How many leaves??

> 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
> 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.
> Peter
> ----- 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
> > that A. bulbifer has solitary or paired leaves. Both of mine are now
> > growing their *third* leaf (simultaneous, all three are there at once)!
> How
> > unusual is that and does it have any implications?
> >
> > -Ken

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