Re: [Aroid-l] amorph gigas/ goetzei
This is Amorphophallus henryi. If you put berries of it in the aroid
banquet, the IAS might well start preparing for a lawsuit, the charge being:
"Massacre on unsuspecting hungry members of weird plant society!".
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> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Namens Don Bittel
> Verzonden: vrijdag 7 september 2007 4:44
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> Onderwerp: [Aroid-l] amorph gigas/ goetzei
> Dear all,
> A couple years ago I received an amorphophallus tuber
> from Dr. Croat that was labeled gigas. It grew well last
> summer, but was still a small plant when it went dormant. To
> my surprise it flowered and fruited this year. But it surely
> is not gigas. The flower most resembles goetzei, and has many
> bumps or warts inside the lower spathe. It set seed with no
> help, and the fruits are a bright blue color. Has anyone
> else grown this or know the correct species? I would like to
> include some of the fruits/seeds in the aroid banquet
> auction. Thanks.
> Don Bittel
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