Re: Amorphophallus bulbifer stories
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- Subject: Re: Amorphophallus bulbifer stories
- From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- 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."
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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
> 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 >>