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  offset in gigas and decus-silvae
From: "StroWi at t-online.de" StroWi at t-online.de> on 2006.06.28 at 23:42:56(14367)
Aroiders,

do Amorphophallus gigas and A.decus-silvae grow offsets?

Good growing,
Bernhard.

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From: Ronmchatton at aol.com on 2006.06.29 at 05:33:59(14369)
Not to my knowledge.

We have around 500 decus-silvae here ranging from 5-7cm diameter up to around 30cm and I've never seen evidence of offsets. In several plants raised from seed, we've had multiple petioles develop on the second or third leaf but in every case it was due to activation of accessory eyes on the corm rim after the apically dominant center bud rotted out.

We have fewer gigas but in a similar size range and also with no evidence of offset formation.

Ron McHatton

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From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at xs4all.nl> on 2006.06.29 at 06:54:32(14370)
Not to my knowledge. Small or large specimens, they flatly refuse.

Cheerio,
Lord P.

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From: Bryan Lampl blampl1 at earthlink.net> on 2006.06.29 at 08:55:52(14371)
It is my understanding that gigas does not offset, but last year I had
acquired a small corm from Missouri Botantical Garden and when it went
dormant in the fall the corm had three offsets.

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From: "StroWi at t-online.de" StroWi at t-online.de> on 2006.06.29 at 10:02:22(14373)
Ron,

thanks for the information; so it seem to be like it is with titanum.

Good growing,
Bernhard.

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From: "StroWi at t-online.de" StroWi at t-online.de> on 2006.06.29 at 10:08:29(14374)
Bryan and Lord P.,

thanks to you, too.

The offset quetstion arrose in respect to titanum a few years back when
a friend of mine saw a little funny leaflet growing near to the only big
petiole.

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