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Re: Amorphophallus bulbifer stories

  • To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
  • Subject: Re: Amorphophallus bulbifer stories
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter@worldonline.nl>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2000 18:32:48 -0500 (CDT)

Lord P says........"both species are horrendous stinkers. The smell
consisting of organic sulphides that make your head spin! Whoever claims
that either of these species has a sweet scent.........needs a thorough
nose-job. I don't think this is the way to distinguish them."

----- Original Message -----
From: <SelbyHort@aol.com>
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: donderdag 13 juli 2000 4:04
Subject: Re: Amorphophallus bulbifer stories

> I thought that the "sweet smelling" Amorphophallus bulbifers are really A.
> muelleri. Seems like this has been mentioned before. The two species are
> similar and muelleri has often been distributed as bulbifer.
> Is this right? I just changed names on some plants here at Selby from
> bulbifer to muelleri based on the smell. They flowered last month.
> Lord P tell me I have not made a big mistake!
> Donna Atwood
> << My bulbifers, incidentally, came from
>  Wilbert's distribution of seeds (Thanks Wilbert!) about 4 or 5 years ago
>  which
>  they were initially identified as "A. variabilis", until they all started
>  coming up
>  pink.  This is their first year for flowers, with tubers about 6" to 6.5"
>  diameter.  The flowers are things of great beauty, and not too putrid.
>  Walter G. in Pittsburgh, PA >>

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