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  Amorphophallus ID help please
From: Eric Schmidt leu242 at yahoo.com> on 2005.06.16 at 13:12:37(13016)
Please help ID this Amorphophallus, I don't know if it
is A. karotensis or A. palawanensis. There was lots of
downed tree branches in the bed where this is growing
after the 3 hurricanes that struck last year. When the
debris was removed so were the signs and accession
tags. The plants are about 3 1/2 ft. tall and the
petioles are smooth. Here are some photos;

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/leuaroid/detail?.dir=/e1f2&.dnm400.jpg

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/leuaroid/detail?.dir=/e1f2&.dnm.b0.jpg

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/leuaroid/detail?.dir=/e1f2&.dnm╩d9.jpg&.src=ph

Eric

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From: Ronmchatton at aol.com on 2005.06.17 at 08:46:19(13018)
In a message dated 6/17/2005 11:34:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time, leu242@yahoo.com writes:
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/leuaroid/detail?.dir=/e1f2&.dnm╩d9.jpg&.src="">
Eric:
This certainly looks like one of the smooth stem forms of paeoniifolius.

Ron

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From: "Abrimaal Svartvinter" abrimaal at o2.pl> on 2005.06.17 at 08:59:52(13019)
Hello,

If these photos are taken by you (or not copyrighted) you may send them to
the Aroid ID Center which is accessible from the IAS' homepage.

Marek Argent

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From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at xs4all.nl> on 2005.06.17 at 09:18:17(13020)
Eric,

This is neither of them. This is Am. paeoniifolius.

Cheerio,
Wilbert

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From: "Ken Mosher" ken at spatulacity.com> on 2005.06.17 at 09:29:27(13021)
Eric,

I've never seen an Amorph. koratensis with a smooth petiole, so if the
choices are between that and palawanensis then I vote for the latter.

-Ken Mosher

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From: ronlene at bellsouth.net> on 2005.06.18 at 08:47:40(13022)
Hi Ken & anyone else who reads this,
I looked at your fine pictures and noticed that the Amorphs are all in the ground. Do you have a nematode problem, or any other bulb rotting problems in Orlando? Do you leave all of the tubers in the ground? I live in Delray Beach and have been growing in tubs, but would rather grow in the ground , if it would work. I do have a regular sprinkler system for my other plants that are in the ground. Ron Kessler
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> From: "Ken Mosher"
> Date: 2005/06/17 Fri PM 12:29:27 EDT
> To: "Discussion of aroids"
> Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus ID help please
>
> Eric,
>
> I've never seen an Amorph. koratensis with a smooth petiole, so if the
> choices are between that and palawanensis then I vote for the latter.
>
> -Ken Mosher
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From: "Susan Bryant" coops at execpc.com> on 2005.06.18 at 21:04:15(13023)
Ewwww! That was my guess but I was too embarassed to post it. Now I
feel smart, hee hee~

But I have never seen a spotted koratensis petiole like the one on the
IAS page, either....
Susan

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From: Ken Mosher ken at spatulacity.com> on 2005.06.21 at 20:14:44(13025)
Hi Ron,

Nope, your eyes deceive you because none of my plants are in the ground.
However, some people up here grow konjac in the ground; none of the rest
are really appropriate. I think this far north (CT) nematodes aren't really
a problem. If they were I might have troubles in my pots since my planting
mix is in direct contact with the ground before I use it.

-Ken

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From: ronlene at bellsouth.net> on 2005.06.22 at 05:09:10(13026)
Thanks Ken,
It was a different Ken, from Florida, who sent in photos of his Amorphs growing in the ground. He said they "usually" do well, but I think I'll stal with the tubs. Ron
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> From: Ken Mosher
> Date: 2005/06/21 Tue PM 11:14:44 EDT
> To: Discussion of aroids
> Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus ID help please
>
> Hi Ron,
>
> Nope, your eyes deceive you because none of my plants are in the ground.
> However, some people up here grow konjac in the ground; none of the rest
> are really appropriate. I think this far north (CT) nematodes aren't really
> a problem. If they were I might have troubles in my pots since my planting
> mix is in direct contact with the ground before I use it.
>
> -Ken
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From: Eric Schmidt leu242 at yahoo.com> on 2005.06.22 at 13:45:56(13029)
Amorphophallus paeoniifolius and A. bulbifer both grow
fine up here central Florida. The soild is sandy and
very prone to nematode infestations. In the past, A.
rivieri 'Konjac' and A. odoratus have been planted but
never thrived, don't know if it was nematodes.
Caladiums only last a couple of years because of nems.

Eric

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