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  Giant Amorphs - what a shame.
From: mburack at mindspring.com> on 2002.09.11 at 06:23:35(9383)
Since we have been discussing the giant amorphs.. I am curious as to why some
of the giants seem to stay very "thin" until they are "VERY" big.

For example, plants like paeonifolius are strong and stocky even when they are
small. My largest are huge with a base diameter of something crazy like 10-12
inches. They withstand the elements with no problem, be it thrashing wind,
rain etc..

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From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2002.09.11 at 10:33:32(9386)
Some species of Amorphs have thick stalks as a stable character, others are
thin. Of the larger species e.g. decus-silvae, gigas, hewittii, annulifer
etc. have relatively thin stalks. Titanum, paeoniifolius, koratensis, scaber
are among the thick-stalked ones. It's all genetically proof, no
environmental factors involved. Having said that, I have pictures of a giant
hewittii in Sarawak with a VERY thick petiole, but then the leaf of it is 3
meter high!!!!!!

So, now that you robbed me blind of Amorphophalluses, you're going to get
rid of them again???????????? Just DON'T tell me you switch to
Philodendrons.................

Lord Protector of Phalloids

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From: "Ron Iles" roniles at eircom.net> on 2002.09.11 at 11:39:10(9387)
Dr. Hetterscheid wrote-

So, now that you robbed me blind of Amorphophalluses, you're going to get
rid of them again???????????? Just DON'T tell me you switch to
Philodendrons.................

Lord Protector of Phalloids

Mr. Marc wrote....

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From: StroWi at t-online.de (StroWi) on 2002.09.11 at 14:27:00(9390)
Oh my Lord Protector (of Phalloids and other things)

Don't you have some indulgence with your overseas disciples, who are measuring in foot and weighing in stones???

"Wilbert Hetterscheid" schrieb:
> Some species of Amorphs have thick stalks as a stable character, ............................. > Having said that, I have pictures of a giant
> hewittii in Sarawak with a VERY thick petiole,

So what is a VERY thick petiole in ETU (elephant trunk units)???

> but then the leaf of it is 3 meter high!!!!!!

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From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2002.09.12 at 23:27:46(9405)
I seem to recall some high-energy exchanges on this list about metric and
barbaric systems.......

The petiole was 30 cm in diameter (= 15 Terabytes).

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