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Re: Fwd: Tuber ID Request

  • Subject: Re: Fwd: Tuber ID Request
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter@xs4all.nl>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2008 17:12:58 +0100

Hi Ron,

Such a waste of a fine aroider..........

It is Amorphophallus paeoniifolius.



> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com 
> [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] Namens Ron Weeks
> Verzonden: dinsdag 11 november 2008 21:07
> Aan: Discussion of aroids
> Onderwerp: [Aroid-l] Fwd: Tuber ID Request
> I received this request from Cheryl in Australia. Since I do 
> not grow aroids that smell foul or go dormant I cannot help. 
> I trust one of the you tubernaters can.
> ...Ron
> I have been searching the internet to try and identify a 
> plant - I helped an elderly fellow repot his orchids, he gave 
> me a sack with about 8 bulbs in it that looked like a birds 
> nest in varying sizes from 1 inch to 9 inches accross - they 
> stated shooting a few weeks ago and I planted them - the big 
> one has a huge growth coming up - about 9 inches high with a 
> diameter of 5
> -
> 6 inches.
> He told me they were Dracontium Giganteum - but I cannot find 
> any information on them - I have attached a photo of the big 
> one taken this morning and I suspect that I may have to wait 
> for it to flower, and then try to find out what it is, but 
> also wondered if the birds nest type large bulb was an 
> identifying factor.
> But just wondered if you or any of your members would know 
> what it was -
> Cheers
> Cheryl Acford

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