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Re: Amorphophallus impressus question

  • Subject: Re: Amorphophallus impressus question
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter@xs4all.nl>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2010 12:51:08 +0200

Hi Guys,

I have seen a few very young leaves of impressus with hairs. It is a
juvenile aspect that is very erratically spread over a few east African
species and then within these species. Even the red spots may be nothing
more than a juvenile character and disappear with age. That doesn't rule out
that the plants are not really impressus but that will only become apparent
when they flower.......


> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com 
> [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] Namens Hannon
> Verzonden: woensdag 21 juli 2010 6:39
> Aan: Discussion of aroids
> Onderwerp: Re: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus impressus question
> Maarten,
> A. impressus is perfectly glabrous (hairless) in my 
> experience, like most species. It will have markings not 
> dissimilar to yours in the juvenile state and sometimes at 
> the base of the petiole but usually the mature petiole is 
> entirely light green. It resembles A.
> mossambicensis vegetatively.
> It helps to know the origin of one's plants- where is this 
> from? Mine is from "coastal Tanzania" and was collected by 
> Ernst Specks.
> Dylan Hannon
> On 18/07/2010, M.van_Dinther@lumc.nl <M.van_Dinther@lumc.nl> wrote:
> >
> >
> > I have recently aquired an Amorphophallus impressus tuber with 
> > offsets. It produced a petiole with small hairs on it (see link), 
> > which I have not seen with any other species of 
> Amorphophallus that I 
> > have in culture. I have looked in the literature to see if this is 
> > normal for A.impressus, but could not find any information 
> on this. Can anybody tell me if this is normal?
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Maarten van Dinther
> >
> > 
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