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  Zambian aroid
From: Rogan Roth roth at nu.ac.za> on 2001.01.10 at 00:52:51(5831)
Dear Aroiders,

I am not sure if this message has got through before, but I am having
all kinds of e-mail problems and I am sure the MOBOT listserver must be
getting very tired of me! So if you have read this before please accept
my apologies.

Compliments of the season to you all.

In sunny South Africa a Zambian Amorphophallus species has produced and
inflorescence for the first time and I am completely at a loss for a

I have placed four images at www.botany.unp.ac.za/nmc/Plants/aroid1.jpg
(and "aroid2.jpg", "aroid3.jpg", "aroid4.jpg") for anyone who may know,
have a look at.

It is a very beautiful flower with absolutely no discernable scent at
(at least to my nose).

I you can't access the pictures there please let me know via private
e-mail and I will send them to you as an attachment.

Thanks a lot.

Best regards

Rogan B. Roth

From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2001.01.11 at 02:33:48(5844)
Dear Rogan,

Your aroid would be Amorphophallus swynnertonii or A. richardsii. Trouble is
that the differences between the two are only seen in the details of the
naughty bits (number of locules per ovary and stuff like that). You may wish
to send me (privately) the exact locality of origin, which may help.

The strange lobing of the spathe top is erratic and is not a stable


From: Piabinha at aol.com on 2001.01.23 at 15:19:34(5854)
this message was returned so i'm re-sending it.

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Subject: Re: Zambian aroid

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