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  Re: [Aroid-l] =?iso-8859-15?q?Amorphophallus_Titanum_offset=3F?=
From: "StroWi at t-online.de" <StroWi at t-online.de> on 2011.01.25 at 22:27:04

Hi Jason,


the general opinion is that titanum doesn't grow offsets.

I am not sure, if I read it right, but I found this already some time ago:

"Since 2001, the plant in sunny conditions, named 'Hyperion,' has thrown off some smaller corms..."

cited from: http://plantphys.info/greenhouse/titan2007.shtml

If that titan really grows offsets, it's at least a very rare trait in titanum.


Maybe we get some comments......


Happy offsetting, Bernhard




-----Original Message-----
> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2011 02:46:56 +0100
> Subject: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus Titanum offset?
> From: Jason Sarine <jasondsarine@hotmail.com>
> To: <aroid-l@www.gizmoworks.com>

>
Well here is some food for thought. I dug up one of my titanums that was going dormant to repot today and imagine my surprise when I found a second smaller tuber alongside the main one. It had a small second leaf all summer but I imagined it was just feeding the main tuber as I thought they did not divide or offset, but here we are. =A0Now I pose this question. The seller I bought these from grows their stock from seed. Could some genetic diversity have actually created an offsetting titantum? I guess another growing season is in order to see if it holds this trait. =A0Bye now.

Jason Sarine
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