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Re: [aroid-l] TitanWatch

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] TitanWatch
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter@worldonline.nl
  • Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 06:14:19 +0100
  • Importance: Normal


Whereas I wouldn't have believed it 8 years ago, I have now noticed that
every now and then a species does indeed flower twice without foliage
interrupting the sequence. I have experienced this with paeoniifolius and
plicatus. This may well be an evolutionary remnant from the ancestral
condition of having a syn-florescence in the ancestors of Amorphophallus.
So, who knows......? 

Lord P.

> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu
> [mailto:aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu]Namens Craig Allen
> Verzonden: donderdag 27 maart 2003 1:56
> Aan: Aroid-L (E-mail)
> Onderwerp: [aroid-l] TitanWatch
> I thought I would give you a heads up... 
> 'Mr. Stinky' aka Amorphophallus titanum is starting to grow 
> after this winter's dormancy. 'Alice the Amorphophallus', 
> another Titan, is also emerging. I don't, yet, know if they 
> will produce an inflorescence or a leaf, but there is a good 
> chance for a flowering. Neither bloomed last year, and the 
> tubers have gained a lot of weight. In the past several have 
> bloomed  after skipping only one year. Could there be a 
> double blooming? I tingle with excitement just thinking of 
> it. It these are blooms, we will try to get an better web cam 
> setup than we had last year. I will keep you posted.
> 'Mr. Stinky' tuber size 22" and 76 lbs.; emerged 3/17/03
> 'Alice'  tuber size, 19" and 57lbs.; emerged 3/24/03
> Also of interest are all the other species of Amorphophallus 
> coming into bloom. 7 different A. tinekeae (the exotic black 
> striped species in last years aroid show, formerly labeled as 
> A. lambii), 2 A. variabilis, 2 A. lewallei, and of course 1 
> of the magnificent Amorphophallus gigas. The A. gigas is 
> already 4 foot tall and growing over 6" each day.
> Craig M. Allen
> Conservatory Manager
> Fairchild Tropical Garden
> 10901 Old Cutler Road
> Coral Gables (Miami), FL 33156
> Telephone: 305.667.1651, ext.3320
> Fax: 305.667.6930
> Email: callen@fairchildgarden.org
> Web: www.fairchildgarden.org 

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