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RE: Amorph. growth after flowering

  • Subject: RE: Amorph. growth after flowering
  • From: "Eduardo Goncalves" <edggon@hotmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 21:46:10 -0500 (CDT)

Dear Aroiders,

   I got it! Amorphophalluses only stink in greenhouses! (Check all 
comments) - They only stink in closed places, like greenhouses. They are 
cruel plants indeed!

                           (I couldn´t resist)


>From: Ron McHatton <rmchatton@photocircuits.com>
>Reply-To: aroid-l@mobot.org
>To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
>Subject: RE: Amorph. growth after flowering Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 16:39:46 
>-0500 (CDT)
>My clone flowered last year and the tuber has rested for an entire year.
>  It emerged from dormancy about four weeks ago.  As for the fragrance
>discussion, be thankful you apparently cannot smell many of these plants.
>  The level of stench is not overrated.  I flowered A. sumawongii last year
>and the little flower filled the entire 600 square foot greenhouse on a
>couple of mornings and could even be detected outside the greenhouse.  I
>also flowered two clones of A. longituberosus this spring.  One of them
>with a very small inflorescence had virtually no detectable odor, but the
>larger one was quite powerful.  The only difference I can see is that the
>odorless one had a very small female zone.  It will be interesting to smell
>this one on later, larger flowerings.  Two years ago I flowered a clone of
>A. abysinnicus and our neighbors wanted to know if I was using cow manure
>as fertilizer.  They could smell it in their back yard.
>The last couple of mornings, A. fallax has been "perfuming" the entire
>terrace.  These little flowers are only about 3 inches long and the stench
>is so strong that our neighbor commented about something foul when he went
>out to run.  He was smelling it from some 75 feet away.
>Ron McHatton in Atlanta

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