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  Amorphophallus koratensis petiole consistency
From: Ken Mosher ken at spatulacity.com> on 2005.10.09 at 12:08:48(13413)
Anyone who has grown many Am. koratensis has seen the large variability
between petioles - some light, some dark, some bumpy, some nearly
smooth, some spotted and some nearly solid-colored.

My question is, how consistent is any one tuber from year to year in
producing the same color petiole?

I naturally would have assumed that it would be consistent, except I
noticed that when a tuber produced a second leaf (not sure if they were
from the same tuber or from offsets, or both) that the new petiole was
not always of the same coloration.

Has anyone tracked this?

If you have, I ask the same question about Am. asterostigmatus and the
consistency of the percentage of coverage of the spots.

Thanks,
Ken Mosher

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From: Ken Mosher ken at spatulacity.com> on 2005.10.26 at 21:58:21(13460)
Anyone who has grown many Am. koratensis has seen the large variability
between petioles - some light, some dark, some bumpy, some nearly
smooth, some spotted and some nearly solid-colored.

My question is, how consistent is any one tuber from year to year in
producing the same color petiole?

I naturally would have assumed that it would be consistent, except I
noticed that when a tuber produced a second leaf (not sure if they were
from the same tuber or from offsets, or both) that the new petiole was
not always of the same coloration.

Has anyone tracked this?

If you have, I ask the same question about Am. asterostigmatus and the
consistency of the percentage of coverage of the spots.

Thanks,
Ken Mosher

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From: Bryan Lampl blampl1 at earthlink.net> on 2005.10.26 at 23:20:43(13462)
I received four A. asterostigmatus this year, two of them from you as
'species 1'. I have seen from no spots to mostly spotted. It is a very
interesting variation or would it be correct to call it a genetic mutation?

> Anyone who has grown many Am. koratensis has seen the large variability
> between petioles - some light, some dark, some bumpy, some nearly
> smooth, some spotted and some nearly solid-colored.
>
> My question is, how consistent is any one tuber from year to year in
> producing the same color petiole?
>
> I naturally would have assumed that it would be consistent, except I
> noticed that when a tuber produced a second leaf (not sure if they were
> from the same tuber or from offsets, or both) that the new petiole was
> not always of the same coloration.
>
> Has anyone tracked this?
>
> If you have, I ask the same question about Am. asterostigmatus and the
> consistency of the percentage of coverage of the spots.
>
> Thanks,
> Ken Mosher

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From: "Ken Mosher" ken at spatulacity.com> on 2005.10.27 at 10:52:19(13467)
Bryan,

I'm sure the Am. asterostigmatus variation of spotting is just a natural
occurrance. I saw a whole group of plants at the Miami show that were all
the same, but my 5 plants were just what happened to be left over from what
I had for sale. I was simply lucky to get 4 distinct densities of spots.

-Ken Mosher

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