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Re: [aroid-l] A. spruceanum

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] A. spruceanum
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid (prive)" hetter@worldonline.nl
  • Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 17:56:13 +0100
  • Importance: Normal

Hi Rand,

There IS of course always a slim chance that somebody in Leiden shipped you
a real Amorph instead of the Dracontium and, oh wonder, a bulbil-forming
species (like Am. bulbifer or Am. muelleri)................


> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu
> [mailto:aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu]Namens Rand Nicholson
> Verzonden: vrijdag 30 januari 2004 14:30
> Aan: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> Onderwerp: Re: [aroid-l] A. spruceanum
> Hello Wilbert:
> No real puzzle.
> Obviously, in a highly excitable state of phalloid enthusiasm
> after receiving my shipment, I mislabeled Dracontium
> spruceanum as Amorphophallus spruceanum. Wishful thinking or
> duh? I suppose this is how some of those ugly taxonomic
> rumors get started. However, D. spruceanum _does_ look almost
> exactly like A. spruceanum (which, of course, does not exist)
> to my layman's eye.  And, a rather large not-a-bulbil is
> developing on top of the leaf petiole. Do these eventually
> ever _do_ anything, or are they just arthritic wannabees?
> That clears that up.
> Thanks, and drop over for a beer some time you are in the country.
> Rand
> Eastern Maritime Canada z 5b (& -16 C.)
> >Hi Rand,
> >
> >This is a bit of a puzzling message: if A. stands for
> Amorphophallus, then
> >there's something wrong with the name because Amorphophallus
> spruceanum
> >doesn't exist. I did also send Dracontium spruceanum to some
> of you but
> >that's hardly an Amorph and Dracontiums do NOT make foliar
> bulbils, although
> >they DO develop swollen joints in the leaves to some degree.
> >
> >Cheerio,
> >Wilbert

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