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From: Genny38 at webtv.net (Genny'38) on 1999.06.16 at 06:58:22(3445)
Sorry, I forgot to mention that this bulb was not bought here in
Guadalajara, and that I went to all the Nurseries available with no
reult, I am very sure this a foreign bulb that crossed the borders from
I do not know where....I am sure is not a native plant of my region, or
maybe from Yucatan? (the Mexican tropical areas?) the fact is that I am
lost.
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From: plantnut at macconnect.com (Dewey Fisk) on 1999.06.16 at 15:54:38(3448)
Genny,
Go to the IAS Web Site.... . Look under
"Gallery" Lots of pictures there.... Also, under "Araceae" and go to the
species listings.... if it is highlited... there are pictures...
Possibly, you might find something that looks like your plant.

Otherwise, can you post a picture to the ID Site at the above URL... If
not, let me know, take a Poloroid and I will give you my address and will
see what we can do about your 'bulb'
Dewey Fisk

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From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 1999.06.18 at 05:56:28(3452)
>Sorry, I forgot to mention that this bulb was not bought here in
Guadalajara, and that I went to all the Nurseries available with no
result, I am very sure this a foreign bulb that crossed the borders from
I do not know where....I am sure is not a native plant of my region, or
maybe from Yucatan? (the Mexican tropical areas?) the fact is that I am
lost.
Genny<

Dear Genny,
If at all possible, try to describe what the 'flower/bloom' and the leaf
looked like, perhaps the list that Dewey Fisk guided you to will give a
reference point to start from? Several list members speak and understand a
little Spanish, so if you have to use a Spanish word or two in your attempt
at describing the bloom/plant we should understand. The chances are it may
be one of the following---

1) Sauromatum venosum (picture on the list Dewey gave)from Asia/Africa

2) Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (picture also on the list) from Asia.

3) Dracontium soconoscum (this plant occurs naturally in Mexico!), it will
have a 1-2 meter leaf-stem colored like a viper snake, many little
divisions/leaflets at the top of the stem, and a bloom short and close to
the ground, purple/brown inside, smells of dried, old meat.

I hope the above information may help, and look forward to more information
on your intriguing plant!!
Sincerely,
Julius

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From: Genny38 at webtv.net (Genny Mexico) on 1999.06.22 at 07:10:59(3459)
Hi Mr. Fisk:
Thank you for answering me, I am taking my time viewing everything...but
between the severe earthquakes that we had last week, also today, and
floods and hurricane warnings I am so jumpy that at the smallest
movement I think is another.... although in my area was not as strong as
in southern Mexico, it was felt everywhere including where I live.
So far, I am inclined to think that my beautiful plant must be an
Amorphophallus....
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