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From: MJ Hatfield <oneota at ames.net> on 1997.01.02 at 19:37:47(41)
Just have a question. Should Aroid-L be listed on
Liszt, Directory of E-Mail Discussion Groups
http://www.liszt.com/
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From: MJ Hatfield <oneota at ames.net> on 1997.04.17 at 21:49:50(633)
I have a question.
I had an Amorphophallus konjac tuber rot last fall. I was able to save
about 1/2 of the tuber. Now it is planted and sending up a petiole and
inflorescence which together are only 15" tall. Since it is only a
partial tuber should I cut off the flower now to save energy for the
leaf? Or does it make any difference?
Thanks.
MJ Hatfield

From: "NAME \"Wilbert Hetterscheid\"" <W.HETTER at pbga.agro.nl> on 1997.04.17 at 22:14:27(634)
Dear Mary Jane,

There is indeed some gain in tuber weight to be made if you cut off the
inflor. Also on a halved tuber, the inflor. may exhibit deformation when
it is fully mature. Then again, you would miss the flowering......

Cheers, Wilbert

From: MJ Hatfield <oneota at ames.net> on 1997.04.18 at 07:35:31(637)
You said "There is indeed some gain in tuber weight to be made if you
cut off the inflor. Also on a halved tuber, the inflor. may exhibit
deformation when it is fully mature. Then again, you would miss the
flowering......"

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From: plantnut at shadow.net (Dewey Fisk) on 1997.04.18 at 07:44:28(639)
Since it is only a
>partial tuber should I cut off the flower now to save energy for the
>leaf? Or does it make any difference?

Mary Jane,
My suggestion is to let Mother Nature do her thing... You would be
suprised at what an extreemly intellegent entity she is... and she usually
does the 'Right Thing'
Dewey

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From: "NAME \"Wilbert Hetterscheid\"" <W.HETTER at pbga.agro.nl> on 1997.04.18 at 21:05:13(640)
Dear Mary Jane,

I see, I am talking to a true suffragette here! Then also don't let your
female friends know that you're talking with a MAN about AmorphoPHALLUS!!

Anyway, I'd go for certain regrowth and cut the inflor. THERE! A MAN's
advice!

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From: hallsa at sirius.com (Steve Hall) on 1997.04.19 at 15:27:28(645)
Mary Jane,

I vote for letting Nature take her course. Last year I had a Dracunculis
vulgaris that never went dormant. It kept all of its foliage through
winter, produced a flower stalk in February and just finished blooming this
weekend. Mind you, this tuber was planted outside (I live in SF, CA). The
plant now looks like is entering dormancy because all the foliage has died
back and the inflorescence is withering away. It will be interesting to see
if I get any seeds. I am begining to realize that some aroids are
independent and like to go their own way.

Steve Hall

From: "Greg Ruckert" <uasonyero at ezinet.com.au> on 1997.04.19 at 22:30:16(647)
A request to all posting to the list.

I would suspect that I am not alone among foreigners not having a good
geographic knowledge of the United States. Please give the full name of
your town/city and state when talking about your location. A signature
line makes this easy. This will be much more informative. Thank you.

Greg Ruckert

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