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Re: Amorphophallus from Madagascar - identity request

  • Subject: Re: Amorphophallus from Madagascar - identity request
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter@xs4all.nl>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 14:54:49 +0200

Hi Brian,

Somebody made a mistake with labels. The label belongs to a series of plants
from Roeoesli & Hoffman, all A. taurostigma or a species clolesy allied
(Madagascar). The plant in your flowering pictures is the N. Thai - S.
Chinese - Burmese Am. kachinensis.


> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com 
> [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] Namens Brian O'Brien
> Verzonden: zondag 4 oktober 2009 5:06
> Aan: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
> Onderwerp: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus from Madagascar - identity request
> Hello All,
>    I bought an unidentified Madagascan Amorphophallus species 
> in 2001 from the Huntington Botanical Garden's International 
> Succulent Introductions program (it's not a succulent, but 
> interesting non-succulents sometimes appear in the 
> offerings).  The plant has since flowered.  I have a request 
> in to the Huntington with regard to whether the species has 
> been formally described, and thought that it would be good to 
> send the same request to aroid-l.
> Here's the relevant information, via my Flickr sites:
> corm with label that contains detailed collection locality 
> information:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/rose_oxide/3439150285/
> <http://www.flickr.com/photos/rose_oxide/3439150285/> inflorescence:
> entire inflorescence, with HBG tag:  
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/aeranthes/3692522882/ 
> <http://www.flickr.com/photos/aeranthes/3692522882/>
> closer view:  
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/aeranthes/3691770493/ 
> <http://www.flickr.com/photos/aeranthes/3691770493/>
> closest view:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/aeranthes/3691778729/
> <http://www.flickr.com/photos/aeranthes/3691778729/> leaf:
> entire leaf:  
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/aeranthes/3964633910/ 
> <http://www.flickr.com/photos/aeranthes/3964633910/>
> petiole:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/aeranthes/3964634062/
> <http://www.flickr.com/photos/aeranthes/3964634062/> If you 
> have any information about this interesting plant, I would 
> greatly appreciate it if you would post it on aroid-l and/or 
> forward it to me.
> Thanks,
> Brian
> --
> Brian A. O'Brien, Department of Chemistry, Gustavus Adolphus 
> College 800 West College Avenue, Saint Peter, Minnesota  56082  U.S.A.
> e-mail bobrien@gustavus.edu or bobrien@gac.edu  
> tel. (507)933-7310     fax (507)933-7041
> Chair, Department of Chemistry, 2008-2010 

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