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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: Sun, 17 Aug 2003 08:18:03 +0200

Hi Ron

Each leaf has their own petiole and each leaf emerges from the tiny sheath
at the base of the previous, with the primary leaf practically ruptured

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron" <ronlene@adelphia.net>
To: <aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu>
Sent: Saturday, August 16, 2003 3:12 PM
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] How many leaves??

> Do each of the leaves have their own petiole, or is it one petiole
> branching? Ron
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu [mailto:aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu]
> On Behalf Of Peter C Boyce
> Sent: Saturday, August 16, 2003 7:58 AM
> To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> 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
> 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.
> 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
> 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)!
> How
> > unusual is that and does it have any implications?
> >
> > -Ken

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