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  Typhonium diversifolium
From: Ellen Hornig hornig at Oswego.EDU> on 2001.12.21 at 09:04:06(7973)
Hi - I recently received some seeds of this species, wild-collected in the
Himalayas. Can anyone on the list share their experiences with growing it
(conditions, hardiness, etc)? It looks very attractive in Polunin's
_Flowers of the Himalaya_, but that's all I know about it. Thanks!

Ellen

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From: IntarsiaCo at aol.com on 2002.04.12 at 13:14:09(8533)
Hi:
Any information as to the "hardiness" of this edible? plant would be welcome. I have some seedlings from a Euroseeds collection from India.
Thanks,
Mark Mazer
Intarsia Ltd.
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From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2002.04.12 at 15:47:55(8534)
Dear Mark,

Any idea where the 'edible ( ? )' report came
from??

I`d try to locate the coll. location and thus the altitude
in India where they came from, this will tell you a lot about how hardy they
may be, if there is a protracted dry season where they come from,
etc.! Lots of Typhonium sps. are very
hardy!

Good luck,

Julius

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From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2002.04.13 at 20:22:43(8535)
LOTS
of Typhonium species are very hardy???????? O.k. Dr. Boos, enlighten us with
names!!!

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From: IntarsiaCo at aol.com on 2002.04.13 at 20:25:09(8536)
In a message dated 4/12/2002 6:48:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time, ju-bo@msn.com writes:

Any idea where the 'edible ( ? )' report came from??

Hi Julius:
Try: www.unu.edu/env/plec/pnv/pnv12www.pdf

page 20: Ethnobotanical Inventory of Edible Wild Plants.
Best,
Mark Mazer
Intarsia Ltd.

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From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2002.04.14 at 09:39:14(8544)
----- Original Message -----
From:
Wilbert
Hetterscheid
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2002 11:22
PM
Subject: RE: Typhonium
diversifolium

I`m
not a Typhonium 'nut', so names escape me, but lots of the tropical species of
Typhonium that I have come across have been VERY easy to grow, and some are
even or can become invasive pests! Ones that have been
collected in tropical wet areas do not even seem to need a dormancy
period! The ones I have had problems with are those collected in
cooler/higher climates, Florida is NOT kind to them.
I
guess the word 'lots' can be interpreted in many ways!!

Julius

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From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2002.04.14 at 19:15:28(8547)
Ah, so
you mean "hardy in MY conditions!" Now THAT is something different. I just
cannot imagine a Typhonium surviving -5 or less (that's Celsius, dear people, C
E L S I U S )..........

Wilbert

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From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2002.04.15 at 09:36:25(8556)
----- Original Message -----
From:
Wilbert
Hetterscheid
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L
Sent: Sunday, April 14, 2002 10:15
PM
Subject: RE: Typhonium
diversifolium

You
were thinking COLD, I was thinking HOT! My Dad always said that
the English language left the greatest 'room' for misunderstanding, how right
he was!

Julius

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From: "Kathy Kempf" wont_read101 at hotmail.com> on 2002.04.22 at 13:27:02(8603)
The first year I planted my typhonium (Zone 6) I was given no cultural
information. I plunked it in the ground covered about 2" with soil, and a
week later the thing was 4' (1.5 m) tall! Having had no cultrual
information (I even lost the name) I left it in the ground all winter.
Returning to the nursery where purchased next spring, I found out what it
was (everyone who saw it immediately wanted one) and bought 2 more bulbs.
That was all they had in stock. I planted the new ones in April in the same
general area as previously. They both came up (no "flowers") within a week.
Much to my astonishment, June 20, the original one put up a leaf stalk (no
spathe). It stayed with me until August. The replacements stayed until
July. Playing it safe, I dug up 2 bulbs (all I could find) and stored them
over the winter. I replanted them outside (new areas) in early April.
Keeping my fingers crossed that they will prove hardy and multiply...

>From: "Julius Boos"

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