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From: "Ron" ronlene at bellsouth.net> on 2006.07.10 at 10:54:54(14409)
Sent: Saturday, July 08, 2006
10:59 PM
To: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com
Subject: Id?

I have a beautiful small (young?) Amorphophallus in full
leaf. The only id. on the tag says it came from Clement. The petiole is
about 18” tall and DEEP redish-brown, with no other color. The leaf is
about 12” diameter. It has a very deep green velvety appearance,
with a trace of a pink border around each segment. Does anyone have a
clue. Ron Kessler

From: Ken Mosher ken at spatulacity.com> on 2006.07.10 at 20:38:42(14414)

Your leaf description sounds like how I'd describe Am. atroviridis' dark
form, sometimes being called 'Midnight'. Did the tuber look like
atroviridis? Sometimes the young tubers aren't that distinctive, but for
an 18" petiole you ought to have gotten the characteristic shape.

The plants I have in leaf of that cultivar so far do have petiole
mottling, but they're milk-chocolate brown, maybe slightly more reddish.
You said yours are solid color, maybe that's within the natural variability.

-Ken Mosher

From: Ken Mosher ken at spatulacity.com> on 2006.07.11 at 21:19:39(14422)
Ron - as I surveyed my trays of Am. atroviridis 'Midnight' I did indeed
find one with a solid, reddish milk chocolate-colored petiole; no
markings. But no guarantee that it won't develop markings in subsequent
seasons. Am. albus does that, solid green petiole during year 1 and
often 2 (from being an offset), spots after that.


Ken Mosher wrote:

From: "Ron" ronlene at bellsouth.net> on 2006.07.12 at 04:06:08(14424)
Hi Ken,
The plant now has a label. Ron

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