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  green Gonatopus
From: "Cooper, Susan L." SLBryant at scj.com> on 2003.09.25 at 17:37:24(10627)
Hi all,
Does anyone remember seeing the green form of Gonatopus at the show/sale?
What is the name of it, or is it only "green form"?


From: "Albert Huntington" amh at ieee.org> on 2003.09.25 at 20:33:31(10628)

Wasn't Don Bittel there with some big pots of that? Called it
"Jolly Green Giant" or some such thing, though I think most of us
know it as simply the green form...


From: Steve Marak samarak at gizmoworks.com> on 2003.09.26 at 05:20:38(10630)
Phil Muller sent me an all-green gonatopus years ago; I've heard the
"Jolly Green Giant" name thrown around, and the plant I have does seem
even larger and more vigorous than the usual mottled-stem version, but I
don't know if that's really a clone or strain nor if so whether my plant
is that.

Of course, being a gonatopus, I now have several more of them ... but I
kinda like gonatopus. (I can almost hear the Floridians shuddering.)


From: "Cooper, Susan L." SLBryant at scj.com> on 2003.09.26 at 12:10:56(10632)
I did see some pots of it, but I can't remember what the label said. I took
a picture of a plant in the "rainforest" at Fairchild and wanted to label it


From: Plantman521 at aol.com on 2003.09.28 at 02:56:27(10646)
From: Plantman521 at aol.com on 2003.09.29 at 01:11:00(10649)
Yes, I had 3 pots of the green form for sale on the member's table, and
only sold one (discounted), and gave away the other two. The Miami crowd
consider them weeds, but it is a pretty green color.
When I brought home a 15 gallon monster plant of this from the show a few
years ago (from Scott Hyndman), my kids called it the 'Jolly Green Giant',
and that's what I have called it ever since. Not a 'legal' name, but it does
fit. But it still doesn't sell even with a good name.
I think it is totally different than boivinii, since it flowers before
the foliage comes up, (the regular form flowers after the foliage), and it goes
dormant for a short time in early summer, where boivinii goes dormant for most
of the winter. And to my untrained eye, the flowers look different also. And
it is a much larger plant in all of it's parts.
Maybe it would sell if Wilbert renames it as a new Amorphophallus?

Don Bittel

From: "Cooper, Susan L." SLBryant at scj.com> on 2003.09.29 at 12:25:35(10653)
Thanks Don. Gonatopus is definitely not a weed up in the midwest.
Pinellia, on the other hand....
I liked the plant, but just didn't have room in my suitcase!


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