From: Eugene Hoh hohe at symphony.net.au> on 2003.08.01 at 08:38:05(10464)|
just thought I'd add that one of my A. bulbifer is now in ripe fruit - I should have a few seeds and bulbils to spare. Would anyone (in Australia only) like any (for free or to swap)? If so, please email me (not aroid-L!) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My clone has the (common?) large lichen-like blotches on blackish petioles/peduncle, and is similar to the one pictured at the top of the page :
A caution, though: I would really think twice about planting it near bushland (esp. in warm areas with wet summers) as those bulbils/berries look like they could start an invasion in the right conditions... Does anyone know if A. bulbifer has actually become an environmental weed problem anywhere?
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Julius Boos wrote:
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> From: Wilbert Hetterscheid
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> Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2003 8:52 AM
> Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Amorphophallus
> Dear Lord P.,
> I must then ask this question----is there perhaps a var. or clone of A. bulbifer that produces a pleasant smelling bloom??? I know that Charile, here in WPB, used to or still grows plants that look to all intents and purposes like A. bulbifer, but produce a VERY beautiful flask-like bloom, peach/orange colored, and it emits a GOOD smell! He had one in bloom for sale at a plant show at our local Bot. Garden about two or three years ago. I shall discuss this matter w/ Charlie, and perhaps try to obtain a plant!
> >>The bloom is not unlike that of bulbifer, even to the point of having a
> pinkish interior (and sometimes exterior, see the IAS website!!!) but a more
> distinct constriction between base and limb. The smell is as horrid as
> bulbifer and those who think it is "good smelling" probably originate from
> Uranus................(no pun intended..........I think....).
> Lord P<<