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From: "Alan Galloway" <alan_galloway at bellsouth.net> on 2004.06.06 at 17:39:53(11572)
To visualize the latin meaning of Amorphophallus, take a look at the last
4 photos at:

http://www4.ncsu.edu/~alan/plants/aroids/amorphophallus/konjac/

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From: "Bryant, Susan L." <SLBryant at scj.com> on 2004.06.07 at 05:37:22(11575)
Bizarre! Was that a natural occurrence?

-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Alan Galloway

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From: "Alan Galloway" <alan_galloway at ncsu.edu> on 2004.06.07 at 07:15:52(11576)
Susan,
Yes, it was a natural occurance. I did put a dirt clod between the 2
appendages
just so it would show up in the photo as 2 distinct appendages.
alan

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From: "Bryant, Susan L." <SLBryant at scj.com> on 2004.06.07 at 07:56:24(11579)
OK, another question- how rare is this occurrence? Another member mailed me
a photo of A. henryi doing the same thing.
I wonder what causes this- I've seen usual heading in cactus and succulents,
but that isn't the flowering part...
Susan

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From: "Bryant, Susan L." <SLBryant at scj.com> on 2004.06.07 at 07:58:31(11580)
Maybe we could get an "unusual inflorescences" page attached to the
Amorphophallus pages on the IAS site.
I wonder if you could/will get two seed heads!

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From: MossyTrail at cs.com on 2004.06.15 at 20:11:40(11625)
"Bryant, Susan L." wrote:

>OK, another question- how rare is this occurrence? Another member mailed me
>a photo of A. henryi doing the same thing.

I have in my files a photo of a forked Caladium spadix.

>I wonder what causes this- I've seen usual heading in cactus and succulents,
>but that isn't the flowering part...

A spadix is just a very tightly-packed flower spike. So then the question is, how often do, say, mullein or foxglove spikes branch?

Jason Hernandez

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