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Re: Amorphophallus query

	It seems that you do indeed have more Sauromatum venosum.  In my less than
encyclopaedic knowledge of Amorphophallus almost all species have the large
umbrella shaped, tripartite leaf with many small leaflets.  A. konjac
certainly has that kind of leaf. 

VicAt 09:40 AM 12/16/2000 -0600, you wrote:
>Howdy All,
>A quick query for those knowledgeable types out there......
>I purchased a few different Amorphophallus last year.  Two of these were A.
>abyssinicus (as far as we know) and had an interesting three-part leaf,
>which as far as I know is standard for Amorphs.
>I also puchased a couple of other Amorphs.... one A. konjac and another
>unknown species (not yet ID'd).  Both of the latter do not have the same
>three part leaves, but bear an uncanny resemblance to plants that I have
>got from a couple of different sources as Sauromatum guttatum/venosum.  Do
>Amorphophallus konjac and Sauromatum guttatum/venosum bear any resemblance?
> The leaves are more like the shape of Arisaema leaves, with lobes
>radiating out from a central lobe (sort of mirrored on either side), rather
>than the triple branched leaf of the Amorph abyssinicus.
>I can take pics of these plants and email them to people if any are
>interested.  I think there's been a mistake and I have somehow got more
>Sauromatum, but I am not knowledgeable enough to be certain.
>Can anyone help?  I realise my descriptions are not the best above, but I
>hope they are clear enough to put across the point I am trying to make.
>Thanks in anticipation....
>Paul Tyerman
>Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8

Victor G. Soukup 
Department of Biological Sciences
University of  Cincinnati 
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0006

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