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  Amorph ID help
From: Clark Riley <clark_riley at qmail.bs.jhu.edu> on 1997.02.10 at 14:05:09(325)
Mail*Link(r) SMTP Amorph ID help

About a decade and a half ago, I took a picture of a HUGE (6 ft high-2 meters)
Amorphophallus in the greenhouses of the University of Chicago. The
greenhouses and presumably the plant are long gone. It was labelled
Amorphophallus riviera (presumably 'whatever' konjac), but mine have never
bloomed even 1/10th this size. I have posted the picture to:

http://abrf.bs.jhu.edu/Amorph.jpg

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From: Tim McNinch <newton at cin.net> on 1997.02.10 at 18:52:24(328)
Clark Riley wrote:
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>
> About a decade and a half ago, I took a picture of a HUGE (6 ft high-2 meters)
> Amorphophallus in the greenhouses of the University of Chicago. The
> greenhouses and presumably the plant are long gone. It was labelled
> Amorphophallus riviera (presumably 'whatever' konjac), but mine have never
> bloomed even 1/10th this size.

Looks the same as one labeled same (rivieri) at Western Illinois
University I watched grow back in 1973. It reached about 4-5' in total
height and stunk terribly. Don't quite remember the shroud being quite
so wavy, but they commonly are. I have yet to get it to bloom, someday.
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From: SHoltz1036 at aol.com on 1997.02.11 at 19:44:11(335)
I would like to obtain some Amorphophallus plants and info. Would anybody
know a good supplier? I have no idea where to look.
Also, I am interested in the whole taxonomic scheme of aroids. Would a good
botany book be the place to look or do I need something more specialized?
Stacy Holtzman

From: FAMFORFUN at aol.com on 1997.02.12 at 08:02:13(339)
Stacey
If you are a member of I.A.S. you should be recieving the new release
of Aroidiana. It is an absolute work of art and our publishers and
contributers really outdid themselves this time. If you are not a member I
sincerely suggest you join. The publication deals with taxonomy of
amorphophallus as well as just about all you need to know regarding amorph
including photos Etc. Believe me, if the publication was avilable to the
general public, it would Im sure, have to sell for more money then the
annual dues.

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