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  Amorphophallus bulbifer
From: kk at netgate.net (Krzysztof Kozminski) on 1997.02.16 at 18:50:15(371)
I was rather surprised to see in Aroideana vol. 19, page 48, that
A.bulbifer tubers are not supposed to produce offsets. Mine sure do, every
year. Anyone else with the same observation?

Another thing: I presume that the number of leaves produced by the tubers
refers to the mature plants, and that juvenile seedlings can have more
leaves at the same time (e.g., A.titanum with 2-3 leaves, lasting several
months together) right, WIlbert?

KK

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From: plantnut at shadow.net (Dewey Fisk) on 1997.02.16 at 19:27:58(373)
>I was rather surprised to see in Aroideana vol. 19, page 48, that
>A.bulbifer tubers are not supposed to produce offsets. Mine sure do, every
>year. Anyone else with the same observation?

KK,
Mine never have produced offsets from the tubers... only the foliage...
Dewey

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From: "NAME \"Wilbert Hetterscheid\"" <W.HETTER at pbga.agro.nl> on 1997.02.17 at 05:49:41(374)
Dear Kris,

If you have a bulbifer that makes offsets, then you don't have a bulbifer!
Then again, maybe I am in for a surprise here. Has your plant ever flowered?
Does the leaf produce bulblets annually?

Yes, seedlings do indeed produce more leaves shortly after each other resulting
in small plants with more than one leaf!

Cheers, Wilbert

From: "James W. Waddick" <jimjim at sky.net> on 1997.02.17 at 08:58:39(375)
Dear Kris;
I have A. bulbifer from Tony A. and have nevr had a hint of an
ofset. The tuber increases in size each year and the leaves all produce
bulbils. It is obviously healthy and growing.
Are the offsetting clones of this species??

Jim W.

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From: kk at netgate.net (Krzysztof Kozminski) on 1997.02.17 at 20:27:47(383)
Wilbert wrote:

>If you have a bulbifer that makes offsets, then you don't have a bulbifer!
>Then again, maybe I am in for a surprise here. Has your plant ever flowered?

Yes, last year; this is the plant that had been initially suspected to be
A.muelleri due to my misinterpretation of what a `root scar' was, and had
been diagnosed as A.bulbifer only after you saw the photos.

>Does the leaf produce bulblets annually?

Yes, very much so (last time: 17 bulblets).

Maybe my memory is playing tricks on me, but I am reasonably sure that I
remember

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From: "NAME \"Wilbert Hetterscheid\"" <W.HETTER at pbga.agro.nl> on 1997.02.18 at 06:56:44(384)
Dear Kris,

I wouldn't be surprised if you DID plant leaf bulbils but I'll wait for
new observations then.

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From: "Petra Schmidt" petra at plantdelights.com> on 2001.06.13 at 14:40:27(6718)
We have an inflorescense of Amorph. bulbifer with the spathe about 14"
high - huge - and the odor this a.m. is sour and strong. Since the spathe
is not quite fully open, I used my fingers to pollinate the pistillate
flowers and in reaching down into that huge spathe, the heat sink was
unbelievable. Here I was, stroking this huge spadix with my fingers,
feeling its heat...all in the name of science, of course.
Petra

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From: "Bob Bob" metopium at hotmail.com> on 2001.06.13 at 20:17:05(6733)
So..ah..what were you wearing?
:-)

>From: "Petra Schmidt"

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From: chookfoot6969 at hotmail.com (Daniel Smith) on 2008.01.25 at 23:56:15(16988)
how ling does it take for a Amorphophallus bulbifer to flower i got it as a seed its now about 14cm high now but it looks as if it has ceased growing and its stayed that size for a while
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From: "Marek Argent" <abri1973 at wp.pl> on 2009.10.17 at 09:59:31(20187)
Hello,

I have 2 bulbils of Amorphophallus bulbifer.

One of the leaves already withered, the other one is still green.

Please tell me what to do with the bulbils.

Should they go dormant as tubers

or to plant them immediately into soil and water them?

In other words should I treat them as tubers or as seeds?

Best,

Marek

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From: "Christopher Rogers" <crogers at ecoanalysts.com> on 2009.10.19 at 09:42:11(20193)
Hiyer!

Treat them like dormant tubers.

Good luck!

D. Christopher Rogers

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