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RE: ID needed

Dear Don,

It is Amorphophallus paeoniifolius. Near-unique in the genus for its rough
petioles (others with that: opertus, scaber, koratensis).


> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: Don Martinson [mailto:llmen@execpc.com]
> Verzonden: woensdag 2 februari 2000 16:49
> Aan: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L
> Onderwerp: ID needed
> Hi everyone,
> I just returned from a trip to Tahiti and Moorea.  My 
> exploration time was
> limited, but in addition to the all-present Colocasia and 
> Xanthosoma,  I
> happened upon what is presumably an Amorphophallus species.  
> It resembles
> A. konjac except that it has noticable tubercles on the 
> petiole, there are
> numerous (well, 3) leaves present at the same time, and the 
> leaf surface is
> more glossy.
> I've asked Les to put them on the Aroid ID Web Site, but in 
> the meantime,
> you can view them at:
http://www.execpc.com/~llmen/mooreamorpho1.jpg      note tubercles on
http://www.execpc.com/~llmen/mooreamorpho2.jpg      note multiple petioles
http://www.execpc.com/~llmen/mooreamorpho3.jpg      note shiny leaf surface

Suggestions anyone?

Don Martinson
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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