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Re: Mineral and carbohydrate content of Amorphophallus

  • To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
  • Subject: Re: Mineral and carbohydrate content of Amorphophallus
  • From: Scott Hyndman <hyndman@aroid.org>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2001 21:14:39 -0600 (CST)

There are some tuber analysis data on Am. paeoniifolius at
http://www.geocities.com/rsmisra2000/ in the "About EFY" directory.  The
site also has some interesting information on commercial culture in India.

Regards,  Scott
Scott Hyndman
International Aroid Society Web Site
Vero Beach, Florida, USA
USDA Hardiness Zone 10a
E-mail:  hyndman@aroid.org

on 2/6/01 4:48 PM, StroWi at StroWi@t-online.de wrote:

> Dear all,
> recently there was an discussion on mineral nutrition and heavy feeding that
> leads to rapid tuber growth etc (and, as we all learned, to an overweight Lord
> P.!;) ).
> I wonder if there is information available on the mineral content of any
> Amorphs 
> (whole plant, leaf, tuber etc.). This should give some indication on the
> balance 
> of minerals in a potential fertilizer. I think asking for uptake rates of N,
> P, 
> K might be a little too much, or maybe not?
> Additonally I would be interested on the carbohydrate content and composition
> of 
> Amorph tubers.
> Any comment wellcome!
> Thanks and Cheers,
> Bernhard.

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