RE: Amorphophallus leaf size (was growing season)
For gigantic leaves, let us not forget about Alocasia robusta with leaves on
one specimen I measured at Quoin Hill in Sabah, Malaysia at 263 cm. x 162
cm. (lamina) and a two meter petiole.
>Dear Julius, Mark and others,
>The criteria used to define the largest leaf is that all of the
>Amorphophallus heigth can be credited to its leaf (including petiole).
>Palms can be very tall (even taller than any Amorphophallus) but it has a
>lot of leaves and most part of the heigth is because of the stem. In
>Amorphophallus, the leaf itself behaves like it was a whole tree. Aroids
>are weird plants...
>> >mind that eventually they produce the largest leaf of ANY plant, yes, even
>> >larger than the largest palm!!! Thirty feet tall, just as wide!!
>> >please see pg.72 of "Aroideana,Vol 17, 1994)
>> Hey, keep your eyes open for the info on that palm. I will keep mine
>> where I read that the larger species of Amorphophallus produced the largest
>> leaf of any plant, including palms. I don`t know what criteria were used in
>> judging this "contest", but it seems to me to fall into the stupid ones like
>> "what is the most venomous snake?" ALL the major ones will do the job on
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