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Re: Amorphophallus ID please


thanks for the reply.

Actually the plant is not  mine,

but belongs to a fellow aroider of our German http://www.amorphophallus-forum.de/ , post # http://www.amorphophallus-forum.de/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=1548&sid=99672338838cf8fc65c3d7932ebb833b ;you have to be registered to see the pics, that's why I posted the pictures directly.

He suspected that is not paeonifolius, maybe due to the variation in the basic colour of the petiole and in comparison to the paeonifolius he has seen before.

I myself grow two seed raised plants which look identical (see attached pic, the big plant in the center) and, I guess, pretty typical for the wild type paeonifolius (rough petiole, glossy upper leaf surface).

Regarding the seedling from my fellow aroider - so you would say it fits with the described traits (smooth "stem", bacis petiole colour from green to reddish, allways with big white spots) in the variation seen in paeonifolius?

Any more comments from others?

Happy commenting, Bernhard.

-----Original Message-----
> Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 07:24:45 +0200
> Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus ID please
> From: Michael Pascall <mickpascall@hotmail.com>
> To: <aroid-l@www.gizmoworks.com>

Why do you say it's not paeoniifolius ?  note ii ..
some spp. have several different  forms of coloured stems .
you will have to wait until it flowers before doubting ..
It could possibly be a hybrid if it was seed .

Michael Pascall,

Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 15:39:54 +0200
To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
From: StroWi@t-online.de
Subject: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus ID please


would somebody recognise the species from the attached pictures?

The basic colour of the petiole is variable from green to reddish, but it always has the big white spots.

The seeds were bought in spring via ebay from the seller squeaky-buffalo as paeonifolius, it's obviously not paeonifolius.

Or could it be the paeonifolius with the smooth "stem"? (I guess not.....)

Happy id-ing,


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