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  Amorphophallus campanulatus?
From: "Adao Pereira" miguelporto at mail.telepac.pt> on 1999.10.13 at 17:19:47(3748)
Hello all!

I wonder if A. campanulatus is the same as A. paeoniifolius. I saw a
picture of the campanulatus' inflorescence and it was identical to that one
of A. paeoniifolius.

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From: plantnut at macconnect.com (Dewey) on 1999.10.13 at 19:33:02(3750)
Miguel.

First of all..... A. paeoniifolius is an older name and therefore takes
precedence.... They are the same.

As far as size is concerned... It all depends on who is doing the growing
and under what conditions. I have had A. paeoniifolius up to twelve feet
with a corresponding canopy. I do not think A. konjac will get that
high.... but, it depends on the grower, how old the tuber is and several
other factors.

Overall... I think I would bet on A. paeoniifolius being the larger of the
two.
Dewey

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From: "Hetterscheid, W." Hetter at Plantscope.nl> on 1999.10.14 at 16:27:25(3752)
Miguel,

Dewey is right. All in all A. paeoniifolius (indeed the prioritised name
over A. campanulatus) is bulkier than A. konjac. The internal tissue of the
tuber is much denser, hence the fact that the tuber weights much more at
maturity. The leaf of A. konjac does not get much higher than 2 meter (which
is an exception already). Of course, the inflorescence of konjac is longer
because of the long peduncle (cheating!). More phalloid phun in Aroideana
Vol. 19.

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From: "Michael Pascall" mickpascall at hotmail.com> on 1999.10.14 at 16:33:26(3753)
Not certain on taxonomy, but here in tropical Australia I have seen
A.paeoniifolius over 2m high with a spread leaf approx 2.5m. these plants
were in the ground and produced 10 infloresences last year.
Also have a few A.konjac growing in a new bed in the full sun and they are
small [50 cms]
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From: "Adao Pereira" miguelporto at mail.telepac.pt> on 1999.10.17 at 17:05:17(3762)
Hello Dewey!

Ah, that makes me feel better!

> and under what conditions. I have had A. paeoniifolius up to twelve feet
> with a corresponding canopy. I do not think A. konjac will get that

But what's your secret to grow huge A. paeoniifolius? Can you share with us
in what conditions the plant was growing?

Thanks,
Miguel

From: plantnut at macconnect.com (Dewey) on 1999.10.17 at 17:39:03(3764)
>But what's your secret to grow huge A. paeoniifolius? Can you share with us
>in what conditions the plant was growing?

First, you take a huge tuber .....40 to 50 lbs..... put it in a large
container... about 4 ft across... Lots of good compost and aged cow
manure in the bottom... finish off with good potting media and a handfull
of very good time release fertilizer.... Stand back!
Dewey

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