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  Amorph abyssinicus/A. konjac.
From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2001.04.28 at 06:48:10(6296)
Hello Friends,

Remember, A. konjac is a widely CULTIVATED species, so there are MANY vars.
of this, and one would expect to find different 'going dormant' times on
plants collected in different countries/zones. Maybe 'Lord Phallus' would
have a more educated comment on this!?



From: "S.P.J. Hoogma" s.p.j.hoogma at hccnet.nl> on 2001.04.29 at 19:23:29(6301)
Now at last I know where Mr "P" stands for!
Thanks Julius!

Sipke Pieter Julius Hoogma

From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2001.04.29 at 19:24:10(6304)
Lord Phallus has fallen silent on this one. Yes, there must be several
cultivars going around in the world although until recently mostly only one
with a largely dark green petiole and only few pale pinkish spots and some
white punctiform dots. Today, with the influx of material from China, we may
indeed expect other cultivars with different behaviour. Unfortunately I have
no relevant literature describing cultivars of A. konjac.

From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2001.04.30 at 07:34:45(6317)
Dear Friends,

I do not blame Wilbert on this one! Here in HOT Florida the 'regular' A.
konjac does NOT grow well, but as you would expect, a 'warmth loving' clone
has showed up, and is/was available from 'Plantnut', Dewey Fisk!!! As I
said, this species is cultivated as FOOD in a wide geographical area, so we
can expect lots of cultivars/different behaviors/blooming times, but all of
these cultivars should look almost exactly the same whenever/whereever they



From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2001.04.30 at 08:40:31(6323)
I have yet another clone to mention that may be the opposite of hardy: it is
the clone developed from a plant Wayne Mrazek found near the town of Kota
Kinabalu in Sabah, East Malaysia (NE part of Borneo), and THAT is a tropical
place! Maybe someone on aroid-l has extras of that clone. It is rather
mysterious how that plant ever got there...... It can be recognised by a
petiole that has quite more surface in a pale fleshy colour and less
blotches of dark green.

Lord P.

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