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Re: What amorphophallus is this?

In 1996 I germinated 20 A. titanum seeds, and all plants stayed awake for 
better than 18 months, producing two, sometimes three leaves during that 
period. There were no second tubers. I have talked with others who observed 
identical behavior with titanum. That is, from seed multiple leaves were 
very common, the oldest dying off as the new leaf was emerging. 

After completing the first dormancy period, each tuber produced only one 
leaf prior to dormancy. Based upon my experience with approximately 30 
species of Amorphophallus, titanum appears to be the sole species that does 

Regarding multiple tubers, I have yet to observe splitting or the creation 
of offsets in this species. 

Titan is also unusual in that it awakens when it wants to, regardless of the 
season. Here we are are in the coldest month of the year in south Florida 
and I have one that just awakened! Now I have to worry about cold damage and 
the resulting loss of a tuber! 

Don Burns 

mburack@mindspring.com writes: 

> I think also it can be noted that the presence of "leaves" with the infloresence could be attributed to someone leaving multiple tubers in one pot..... 
> I have seen this with my own plants many times. 
> Marc 
> aroid-l@mobot.org wrote:
>> It IS paeoniifolius and you can believe me: this species is known sometimes
> to produce spathes of no more than 10 cm diameter! This minimal-sized aspect
> has been named Amorphophallus bangkokensis in the past. 
> Cheerio,
> Wilbert 
>> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
>> Van: aroid-l@mobot.org [mailto:aroid-l@mobot.org]Namens Krzysztof
>> Kozminski
>> Verzonden: zondag 6 januari 2002 18:11
>> Aan: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L
>> Onderwerp: What amorphophallus is this? 
>> Hi, all 
>> What is this: 
>> 	http://www.hortpix.com/pix/U5Z4A5.jpg 
>> ??? Looks similar to A.paeoniifolius, but the pot seems to be too
>> small for a bloming size A.p, and the simultaneous presence of
>> leaves with the inflorescence also seems to indicate something
>> else.  Or does it? 
>> KK 
>> http://www.kozminski.com
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