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Re: [Aroid-l] Amorph. tubers

  • Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Amorph. tubers
  • From: Tony Avent tony@plantdelights.com
  • Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2005 18:02:16 -0500


	We purchased and sold these under the name Amorph. paeonifolius
'Gajendra'. We still have plants in our reference collection, but
interestingly this is not our fastest offsetting cultivar of this species.

At 07:29 AM 11/27/2005 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi Julius and everyone,
>I thought that I remembered something that Dr. Misra wrote in one of the
>several articles that he has had in Aroideana in the past few years, that
>suggested that the selection process for their cultivars of Amorphophallus
>paeoniifolius had included, or at least resulted, in types that were less
>likely to flower. A very good trait if what you are after is bulking of the
>However, I can't find the reference, so it might have been in a letter from
>him, or might just have been a dream of mine (old men forget ...}. It might
>also not apply to material coming from Central America. I am assuming that
>we all want to enjoy the flowers, but I usually settle for the great foliage
>from mine anyway. I will be interested to see how mine respond next year
>after their leaves burned off with the sudden access of full sun conditions
>throughout my garden with the advent of hurricane Wilma.
>I also think that I remember that Petra was involved in the import of a
>quantity of large tubers a couple of years back. Has anyone heard of the
>results from these? I bought a large tuber (as Suran) in London for growing
>in the greenhouse at The Living Rainforest. It obliged with a leaf for a
>year or two, but eventually died. 
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Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
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9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, NC  27603  USA
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