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Re: [aroid-l] Are they both Amorphophallus bulbifer?

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Are they both Amorphophallus bulbifer?
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid (prive)" <hetter@worldonline.nl>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 06:32:07 +0100
  • Importance: Normal


yes, they both seem to be bulbifer. The tuber of muelleri has its surface
covered with distinct swollen root scars, whereas bulbifer is smooth in that
respect, as in your picture.


> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu
> [mailto:aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu]Namens ken@spatulacity.com
> Verzonden: zondag 21 maart 2004 5:48
> Aan: Aroid list
> Onderwerp: [aroid-l] Are they both Amorphophallus bulbifer?
> I have two tubers that are both supposed to be Amorphophallus
> bulbifer. The
> big question, are they? They look very different! Photo can
> be seen at
> http://dragocactoid.com/WhichIsBulbifer-50.jpg (243K).
> The one on the right was bought last spring, already planted
> and sprouted.
> I have a sneaking suspicion it was a bulbil at the time but I
> never saw it
> out of the dirt. Some may remember that I inquired about it growing 3
> leaves - and Lord P remarked that it was very happy and would
> put on a lot
> of size, which is an understatement since it's about 5"
> across, much larger
> than the pot it was originally planted in. The plant (and it's twin
> brother) did produce some epiphyllar bulbils. (I'll note that
> the leaf and
> bulbils looked to me exactly like those illustrated on the A.
> muelleri page
> at aroid.org, but maybe bulbifer looks like that too...)
> The tuber on the left I just bought from a fellow in India,
> in cooperation
> with another list member. I've never seen it in growth.
> I now return to the original question... Is one, or both,
> likely to be A.
> bulbifer? Are they generally so variable? My konjacs all look
> like each
> other, as do the dunnii, albus, and all the others I have
> more than one of.
> Thanks,
> Ken

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