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  Gonatopus species-Nope!
From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2006.09.28 at 02:00:49(14681)
Reply-To : Discussion of aroids
Sent : Wednesday, September 27, 2006 4:35 PM
To : Discussion of aroids
Subject : Re: [Aroid-l] Gonatopus species-solved

Dear Ken,

Loiter I did, but will do more of it next year if God spares life!
Now I have to re-think my ID which was just based on the report that it was
an all-green Gonotopus.
You say that it has these three large, rounded areas on the three joints
near to where the three veins of the leaf meet. This sounds to me like
the seller made a misidentification of a plant, perhaps THINKING it was the
all-green form of G. bovinii, but IF your plant does NOT have the very
'knee'' about 2/3 the way up the petiole, it sounds to me at this point, and
without seeing an actual photograph, that you may have bought an
Amorphophallus simoneanum. I did see some of these at the show. These
three swollen areas that you describe are actually a form of bulbil, and all
three will fall out of the dried leaf and grow as new plants.

Good Luck,


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