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Re: [Aroid-l] amorph gigas/ goetzei

Hi Don,

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!".


> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com 
> [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] Namens Don Bittel
> Verzonden: vrijdag 7 september 2007 4:44
> Aan: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
> 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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