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Are they both Amorphophallus bulbifer?
From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid (prive)" <hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2004.03.21 at 05:32:07(11315)|
yes, they both seem to be bulbifer. The tuber of muelleri has its surface
covered with distinct swollen root scars, whereas bulbifer is smooth in that
respect, as in your picture.
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> Onderwerp: [aroid-l] Are they both Amorphophallus bulbifer?
> I have two tubers that are both supposed to be Amorphophallus
> bulbifer. The
> big question, are they? They look very different! Photo can
> be seen at
> http://dragocactoid.com/WhichIsBulbifer-50.jpg (243K).
> The one on the right was bought last spring, already planted
> and sprouted.
> I have a sneaking suspicion it was a bulbil at the time but I
> never saw it
> out of the dirt. Some may remember that I inquired about it growing 3
> leaves - and Lord P remarked that it was very happy and would
> put on a lot
> of size, which is an understatement since it's about 5"
> across, much larger
> than the pot it was originally planted in. The plant (and it's twin
> brother) did produce some epiphyllar bulbils. (I'll note that
> the leaf and
> bulbils looked to me exactly like those illustrated on the A.
> muelleri page
> at aroid.org, but maybe bulbifer looks like that too...)
> The tuber on the left I just bought from a fellow in India,
> in cooperation
> with another list member. I've never seen it in growth.
> I now return to the original question... Is one, or both,
> likely to be A.
> bulbifer? Are they generally so variable? My konjacs all look
> like each
> other, as do the dunnii, albus, and all the others I have
> more than one of.
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