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.
John Mood
>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...
>
>Best wishes,
>
>Eduardo.
>
>> >mind that eventually  they produce the largest leaf of ANY plant, yes, even 
>> >larger than the largest palm!!!  Thirty feet tall, just as wide!!
(Doubters, 
>> >please see pg.72 of "Aroideana,Vol 17, 1994)
>
>> Hey, keep your eyes open for the info on that palm.  I will keep mine
open for 
>> 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
you, 
>
>
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