Re: More on dormancy


On Tue, 7 Oct 1997, Don Martinson wrote:

> Back in July of 1996, I received some Typhonium tubers, courtesy of Rob Mc
> Clure.  I promptly potted them up and waited.  And waited.  And waited.  I
> even dug into the pot several times to make sure that they had not rotted
> or been snitched by varmints.  Finally, this August, as I was finally
> preparing to dump the whole pot in disgust, I noted that one tuber was
> finally putting up a sprout.  They have all (about 6 of them) now broken
> dormancy and are growing just as nice as you please.

Yes, a similar experience here.  Typhoniums have been waking up over the
past several months.  The first that sprouted went dormant after only
about 10 weeks of growth and is now waking up again after a 3-month rest. 

Must be some strange effect of the Coriolis force :-)

For me, the record dormancy so far happened in case of Amorphophallus
maximus.  Sent out by Wilbert in December 1995, received in a state of bad
desiccation in Jan. 1996, finally put up a petiole in September 1997. 
That's at least 22 months of dormancy ! 

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Krzysztof Kozminski
kk@netgate.net
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