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  Amorphophallus cuture and location reply
From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at msn.com> on 2006.12.10 at 03:46:38(14900)
Reply-To : Discussion of aroids
Sent : Saturday, December 9, 2006 11:50 PM
To : Discussion of aroids
Subject : Re: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus cuture and location question

Dear Bernhard,

Greetings!
Good eyes, Lariann, that is certainly one of Fairchild`s A. titanums in
their green-house!!.
The 'error' might have occured a few years ago, when just before a Sept. IAS
show and sale, I helped Ron Weeks, Reggie and others transport a HUGE
specimen of A. paeoniifolius from this same area to the main display salon,
together w/ one of their A. titanums, so a simple mix-up of these visitors
photos might have resulted in this error in ID.

Good Growing,

Julius

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From: "StroWi at t-online.de" <StroWi at t-online.de> on 2006.12.10 at 12:19:50(14903)
Dear Julius,

thanks for the explanation.....

So, was that paeoniifolius you (poor guys had to move) of that size? I
did not realize yet that they can grow that big.

Happy growing,
Bernhard.

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From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at msn.com> on 2006.12.10 at 16:04:53(14904)
Reply-To : Discussion of aroids
Sent : Sunday, December 10, 2006 8:19 PM
To : "Discussion of aroids"
Subject : Re: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus cuture and location reply

Dear Bernhard,

There seems to be a certain strain of A. paeoniifolius that has been around
for many years. These plants do grow to an exceptional size, much larger
than 'regular" A. paeoniifolius. There is a photo of the famous Craig
Phillips standing next to one which is misidentified as being A. titanum, it
appears in an early issue of Aroideana. MANY years ago this strain was
actually sold as being A. titanum. The one at Farichild (from memory!) was
at least 6-7ft. (2 m +) tall, the dia. of the petiole at the base maybe
about 20 cm.

The Best,

Julius

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From: Susan B <honeybunny442 at yahoo.com> on 2006.12.10 at 19:02:23(14906)
Hi Bernhard,I think this is a photo of the plant Julius spoke of. This is of the IAS show and sale in 2004, if anyone has a better photo.----- Original Message ----From: "StroWi@t-online.de" To: Discussion of aroids Sent: Sunday, December 10, 2006 2:19:50 PMSubject: Re: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus cuture and location replyDear Julius,thanks for the explanation....So, was that paeoniifolius you (poor guys had to move) of that size? Idid not realize yet that they can grow that big.Happy growing,Bernhard.-----Original
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From: "StroWi at t-online.de" <StroWi at t-online.de> on 2006.12.11 at 00:04:57(14909)
Dear Julius,

do you or maybe someone else from the list know if this strain is still
grown by someone? I mignt be interested in an offset... ;-)

Good growing,
Bernhard.

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From: "StroWi at t-online.de" <StroWi at t-online.de> on 2006.12.11 at 00:08:24(14910)
Hi Susan,

thanks for that photograph
and yes, I would buy that plant as a paeoniifolius.

Good growing,
Bernhard.

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