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Re: Amorphophallus stipitatus

  • Subject: Re: Amorphophallus stipitatus
  • From: "Alan Galloway" <alan_galloway@ncsu.edu>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 21:28:43 -0500 (CDT)

Sounds like you've already correctly IDed this as Am. konjac.
Mine turned out to be Am. konjac.

The Int. Aroid Society is in the process of setting up a trading
site.  Please be patient as getting the logistics in place is somewhat
time consuming.

> This species came to me as Kaichen 1999 A-102. On Chen Yi's web site, the
> flower sort of looks like konjac, but smaller and perhaps taken at a
> distance. Not having bloomed for me yet, the 3 foot parasols look like the
> konjacs I am also growing. Anyone have a positive i.d., vegatative key?
> I sent out offsets to others of one big mama I dug up last fall (its one
> single parasol is now over 3 feet high and wide, blocking the walkway at
> the side of the house), but the other tuber seemed perfectly hardy here in
> NewJersey and is a big jumble of parasols in its narrow bed. When is/are
> our group(s) supposed to set up a trading post bulletin board? If grant
> money holds out for my boss here, and I'm still on-line in the fall, I can
> be reached privately at magrysbo@shu.edu.
> Bonaventure Magrys

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