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  Amorphophallus variabilis
From: Don Burns <burns at mobot.org> on 1997.06.09 at 14:00:10(816)
The A. variabilis, or what I thought was variabilis, that is growing in my
office has begun to produce a bulblet on its leaf. I thought that only
A. bulbifer and muelleri produced bulbils. Does this species fall into
this category also?

Don Burns Plantation, FL USA Zone 10b

From: "NAME \"Wilbert Hetterscheid\"" <W.HETTER at pbga.agro.nl> on 1997.06.11 at 07:05:09(819)
Dear Don,

Well......no, variabilis should NOT have bulbils on the leaf, so that
makes your plant eitehr bulbifer or muelleri.

Cheers, Wilbert

From: Krzysztof Kozminski <kk at netgate.net> on 1997.06.12 at 09:43:03(831)
>Dear Don,
>
>Well......no, variabilis should NOT have bulbils on the leaf, so that
>makes your plant eitehr bulbifer or muelleri.

What about A.erubescens? You wrote about it in Aroideana that it may turn
out to be indistinguishable from A.muelleri, but it would seem that
presence versus absence of leaf bulbils should be good enough to separate
the two, no? Have these species been merged already?

Taxonomically curious

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From: "NAME \"Wilbert Hetterscheid\"" <W.HETTER at pbga.agro.nl> on 1997.06.12 at 16:03:00(833)
Dear Kris,

Am. muelleri and erubescencs have not been merged yet, but I have a good
mind of doing it. The problem is that the type specimen of erubescens is
still rather deviating from muelleri but I get the impression that with
recent finds, the gap closes...........sob, sob, sob.....

Cheers, Wilbert

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