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Re: Dracontium polyphyllum


Hi Greg,

The first time I saw these "ears" was on a pic from Michael Pascall from
OZ, which is where the specimens on ebay originate.  I was told that as the
plant matures these formations will show up.  Mine bloomed with a standard
spathe form this past spring so I hope that since they have grown a large
amount since then when they show these "ears" the next time they bloom.  I
wondered if these would act like the windows on a house.....open them on
two sides and you get at a cross breeze.....could this be used to allow the
dispersal of the chemicals used to attract the pollinators?  Whatever the
reason, they are unique and I hope mine produce them the next time.

Joep,  Have you ever seen these on the specimens around your place in
Guyana?  Has anyone else seen them or is it a function of the specimens
from down under?

Good growing,

Dan
Gibsonia, PA


Original Message:
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From: Greg Ruckert greg@alpacamanagement.com
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 14:15:37 +1030
To: aroid-l@www.gizmoworks.com
Subject: [Aroid-l] Dracontium polyphyllum


Would anyone like to comment on the "ears" on this Dracontium polyphyllum
listing on Ebay.
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Dracontium-polyphyllum-Rare-Snake-skin-lily-Tuber-/32
0604542962?pt=AU_Plants_Seeds_Bulbs&hash=item4aa58517f2
I have not read of these formations anywhere.
Cheers,
Greg Ruckert

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