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Re: Long growing season?

  • To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
  • Subject: Re: Long growing season?
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter@worldonline.nl>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 13:43:14 -0600 (CST)

Amorphophallus albus and albispathus are NOT the same species. A. albus is a
depressed-globose-tubered one from China (see Aroideana 19, front and back
cover) and A. albispathus is a long-tubered species from Thailand, smelling
of anise, when flowering!


----- Original Message -----
From: Susan Cooper <SCooper@cooperpower.com>
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: vrijdag 23 februari 2001 15:42
Subject: Long growing season?

> Speaking of getting ready for spring and planting/checking on our tubers,
some of my Amorphophallus never died back this fall.  I have A. albispathus
(Is that the same as albus??), excentricus, and prainii all still looking
perky.  These all came from MOBOT.  Two dracontiums I got from Wilbert
(thanks, I still owe you!) didn't sprout until Nov-Dec and just put up a
second leaf the beginning of February.
> Last year everything (including these three) had died back before
> These must fall in the category of temperate aroids, my house is pretty
cold. Or maybe they last longer as the tubers are older?
> In any case, I enjoy looking at the growing plants more than the tubers
pouting in the basement. I know we are all getting anxious for spring!
> Susan

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