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Re: Zambian aroid

Dear Rogan,

Your aroid would be Amorphophallus swynnertonii or A. richardsii. Trouble is
that the differences between the two are only seen in the details of the
naughty bits (number of locules per ovary and stuff like that). You may wish
to send me (privately) the exact locality of origin, which may help.

The strange lobing of the spathe top is erratic and is not a stable


----- Original Message -----
From: Rogan Roth <roth@nu.ac.za>
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: woensdag 10 januari 2001 1:52
Subject: Zambian aroid

> Dear Aroiders,
> I am not sure if this message has got through before, but I am having
> all kinds of e-mail problems and I am sure the MOBOT listserver must be
> getting very tired of me!  So if you have read this before please accept
> my apologies.
> Compliments of the season to you all.
> In sunny South Africa a Zambian Amorphophallus species has produced and
> inflorescence for the first time and I am completely at a loss for a
> name...
> I have placed four images at www.botany.unp.ac.za/nmc/Plants/aroid1.jpg
> (and "aroid2.jpg", "aroid3.jpg", "aroid4.jpg") for anyone who may know,
> to
> have a look at.
> It is a very beautiful flower with absolutely no discernable scent at
> all
> (at least to my nose).
> I you can't access the pictures there please let me know via private
> e-mail and I will send them to you as an attachment.
> Thanks a lot.
> Best regards
> Rogan.
> Rogan B. Roth
> P.O.Box 100-210
> KwaZulu-Natal
> Rep. of South Africa

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