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Re: Identify this Amorph

  • To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
  • Subject: Re: Identify this Amorph
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter@worldonline.nl>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2000 09:26:58 -0500 (CDT)


The size of the leaflets of yuor plant is not a relevant distinction in
paeoniifolius, of which this size varies considerably. I think your plant IS
paeoniifolius after all. You ran into one of the few clones/cultivars that
through the long ages of domestication of this species, has developed smooth
petioles. In olden days, such forms were identified as "var. hortensis" and
should represent clones with a lower amount of irritating oxalates in the
tuber, making it more easy to refine for food production.

The colour of the petiole is also not a relevant character, although, also
in the past, the green colour was part of the identifiers of "var.
hortensis'. However, there are numerous examples of green petioles with a
very rough surface.


----- Original Message -----
From: Adao Pereira <miguelporto@mail.telepac.pt>
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: woensdag 6 september 2000 4:06
Subject: Identify this Amorph

> Hello to all!
> A while ago I received a big tuber (20 cm across) of an Amorphophallus
> was supposed to be one A. paeoniifolius. But finally the leaf came up and
> the petiole is totally smooth! Now, I don't know what species could it be.
> was told that perhaps A. konjac, but in all the pictures I've seen of A.
> konjac, the petiole is very different... it's never green.
> You can see the photos of the plant at
> http://planeta.clix.pt/welwitschia/amorph
> another big difference between this plant and the true Amorph.
> (I have this one, too so I can compare easly) is the size of the leaflets:
> while those of paeoniifolius don't reach 10 cm in length, those of the
> unidentified Amorph are about 20 cm long!! Much bigger!! And the two
> are about the same size, so this difference must be in the species.
> Well... anyway, I would appreciate very much any help!
> BTW, thanks for the tips about how to germinate Anthuriums!
> Thanks!
> Miguel

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