RE: Lesser amorphophalli, corms vs. tubers, etc.


All ye amorphophiles,

One thing about establishing cultivar names: USE the ICNCP (Cultivated
Plant Code, ed. 1995)!!!!!!! And also be sure that we are dealing with
material of which a substantial number of individuals is alive and
probably will be for a time. We don't need cultivars that live for only
a few weeks or months.

Cheers,
Wilbert

(also secretary of ICNCP...........)


> ----------
> From: 	Michael
> Marcotrigiano[SMTP:marcotrigiano@pssci.umass.edu]
> Reply To: 	aroid-l@mobot.org
> Sent: 	donderdag 9 juli 1998 23:08
> To: 	hetter@vkc.nl
> Subject: 	Re: Lesser amorphophalli, corms vs. tubers, etc.
> 
> I suggest that everyone with seedlings they find interesting and will
> propagate vegetatively to maintain character GIVE them a cultivar name
> and
> register the name so the future does not bring a mess when it comes to
> commercial offerings of these new types.  Just a suggestion.
> 
> At 08:37 AM 7/9/98 -0500, you wrote:
> >On Jul 8, 10:59am, Steve Marak wrote:
> >> Subject: Lesser amorphophalli, corms vs. tubers, etc.
> >> Re Amorph. konjac ... Dewey, you mentioned Fanny Phillips in one of
> your
> >> notes. Does she still grow the "giant" and "dwarf" forms of konjac
> that
> >> she had, and have these proven consistent in their growth and
> flowering?
> >> I've always been curious as to whether these were genetic or
> >> environmental, since aroids seem willing to flower small when
> happy.
> >
> >Steve,
> >Last year I had one of my konjacs to set seed and this year I have
> about
> >150 seedlings and at this stage there is quite a bit of diversity in
> this
> >batch of seedlings.  There appears to be some dwarfs, some giants,
> some
> >pink-petioled, some red-petioled, and even a couple with twisted
> leaves.
> >I would definitely agree that these variances are due to genetics.
> >
> >It appears that I have been successful in getting one of my
> paeoniifolius
> >to set seed this year -- I should be able to collect a few hundred
> seed
> >later this year.  It will interesting to see if this batch of
> paeoniifolius
> >seed will give any variant forms.
> >
> >>
> >> Dewey, is your marvelous parvulus the same one I am growing, i.e.
> the one
> >> that is something else very similar, or a true parvulus? On
> returning
> >> home, I noticed that my plant, apparently in envy of yours, has now
> >> started several more petioles. The effect of about 5 petioles with
> that
> >> remarkable coloration is very beautiful.
> >
> >
> >"Marvelous parvulus" or whatever name this plant will end up having
> is
> >one of the prettier Amophophallus.  I shared a piece of this with
> Dewey
> >sometime ago.  I received my original tuber from another list member
> >simply labeled as "Red Leaf".  At one time there was a photo of this
> >plant on the IAS ID site and it was temporarily identified as A.
> parvulus,
> >but I think that plant was back into the "not sure" category.
> >I highly suspect that this is the same plant that you are growing.
> >
> >>
> >> What can you Amorph. experts tell me about "Leo Song #1" and "Leo
> Song
> >> #2"? I was given these during my travels, and know nothing about
> them
> >> except that LS #2 may be a white-stemmed konjac. Will someone
> enlighten
> >> me, please?
> >
> >
> >Some years ago I received some of these "Leo Song" tubers and I have
> been
> >sharing them each year, so you may have the same ones that I have.
> If I
> >am not mistaken, Wilbert did say that LS #2 was a white-stemmed
> konjac
> >from Kinabalu.
> >
> >Alan
> >
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