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Re: A. titanum

Isn't there a photo on the IAS Web site -- or one of the links -- which
shows people at a botanical garden in (Malaysia?) walking amidst giant A.
titanum plants?  The people are dwarfed by the plants; it's like looking
at an illustration from a children's book about elves in a garden.


On Thu, 22 Jun 2000 17:36:39 -0500 (CDT) Neil Carroll
<zzamia@hargray.com> writes:
> >Most of us on this aroid list have become quite familiar with the
> >inflorescence of A. titanum with the recent bloomings in California
> and
> >Atlanta.  I am always anxious to view the sites that are posted,
> but
> >there is one more thing I would like to see.  Does anyone know if
> there
> >is a site that contains pictures of the growth habit of A. titanum
> Brent, I couldn't agree more with you. I find the inflorescence of
> Amorphophllus to be very interesting but rarely do we see the
> foliage in a
> picture. And it is not that the folliage is uninteresting. As with
> all
> Amorphs, titanum is unifoliate. Occasionally there will be some
> speicies
> that sometimes send up more than on leaf from the same growth tip ,
> but when
> we see more than one leaf it is usually because there are offsets
> from the
> main corm.
> The leaf on A. titanum can get to be huge ( as you might expect) ,
> but as
> far as Amorphs go it is not the most beautiful or interesting leaf.
> The
> petiole is smooth and has scattered lighter colored blotches on it
> which
> resemble lichens.
> I truly do like amorphophallus but have had it up to my eyeballs
> with A.
> titanum.  There is a ton of web sites articles, a cd, and a bunch of
> press
> on A.titanum. Enough already. What about all of the other species?
> There are
> many, many more with much more beautiful foliage and much more
> beautiful
> inflorescence. I guess we are just all too enamored with the
> hugeness of A.
> titanum.
> And hey you amorph guys.....how about some photos of those leaves..
> That's
> why I grow em any way.
> The foliage fanatic,
> Neil

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