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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: Sat, 15 Jul 2000 11:17:03 -0500 (CDT)

Well, that is a surprise to me. The only species with that clear a
bulbil-formation AND smelling o.k. is Am. yuloensis, but I have never seen
that flower on a long stalk. Honestly, this is a great surprise, since, and
I am repeating myself, both bulbifer and muelleri are bad, bad, bad........
But, possibly, some people perceive the sulphides as "pleasant", like bottle
flies do..........

Lord P. (Richard??? Since when does "Richard" start with a "P.", unless his
bladder was full......?).

----- Original Message -----
From: Julius Boos <ju-bo@email.msn.com>
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: zaterdag 15 juli 2000 0:48
Subject: Re: Amorphophallus bulbifer stories

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wilbert Hetterscheid <hetter@worldonline.nl>
> To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
> Date: Thursday, July 13, 2000 7:34 PM
> Subject: Re: Amorphophallus bulbifer stories
> Dear Lord P (Richard the Great??),
> There is an Amorphophallus here in Florida much like A. bulbifer in that
> produces bulbils on the leaf 'joints' that does produce a BEAUTIFUL, tall,
> chalice-like bloom that smells WONDERFUL, quite unlike the stench of A.
> bulbifer.   It is sold by Charlie Mc Daniel at Shows as the 'Good-smelling
> A. bulbifer'.
> Any ideas??
> Cheers,
> Julius
> 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
> > muelleri. Seems like this has been mentioned before. The two species are
> very
> > similar and muelleri has often been distributed as bulbifer.
> >
> > Is this right? I just changed names on some plants here at Selby from
> Amorph.
> > 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
> in
> >  which
> >  they were initially identified as "A. variabilis", until they all
> >  coming up
> >  pink.  This is their first year for flowers, with tubers about 6" to
> in
> >  diameter.  The flowers are things of great beauty, and not too putrid.
> >
> >  Walter G. in Pittsburgh, PA >>
> >
> >
> >
> >

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