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  Amorphophallus ID please
From: "StroWi at t-online.de" <StroWi at t-online.de> on 2007.06.21 at 12:27:01(15805)
Aroiders,

in the German "ExotenForum" there is a speculation going on which
Amorphophallus species this might be.

See the picture in post #153
http://www.exoten-forum.de/vb/showthread.php?t206&page

or see the picture directly here:
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z115/Digitalrhythm/Amorphophalluscf.jpg

The plant was labeled as A. hildebrandtii but it is doubted that this is
correct.

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From: "D. Christopher Rogers" <crogers at ecoanalysts.com> on 2007.06.21 at 15:58:11(15806)
Looks vaguely like A. taurostigma.

D. Christopher Rogers

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From: Geoffrey Kibby <fieldmycol at yahoo.co.uk> on 2007.06.21 at 16:41:54(15807)
Hi there,

I have some of the same species, they were imported by a cactus/
succulent dealer here in the UK from Madagascar and labelled as A.
hildebrandtii and all have that distinctive white central vein on the
leaf. The stem is mottled very much like konjac, mine are about 2-3
years old now so should flower soon I hope!

Regards,
Geoffrey

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From: "StroWi at t-online.de" <StroWi at t-online.de> on 2007.06.21 at 22:55:54(15809)
Thanks for your input, Christopher and Geoffrey.

@Geoffrey: Interesting coincidence(?) - BulbTom (Thomas) from the
Exotenforum got his from a cactus dealer , too (Uhlig , Germany).
Probably the same source then.....

Aroiders, any more comments?
Looking forward to.....

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From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter at xs4all.nl> on 2007.06.21 at 23:10:50(15810)
It is A. taurostigma. Several forms of this have the white midvein.

Cheerio,
Lord P.

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From: "StroWi at t-online.de" <StroWi at t-online.de> on 2007.06.22 at 01:04:24(15813)
My dear Lord P.(lantaxonomist),

thank you, too!

I'll forward your information to BulbTom.....

Best,
Bernhard.

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From: "StroWi at t-online.de" <StroWi at t-online.de> on 2009.08.03 at 23:54:02(19624)
Amorphophiles,


wehad an inqury in our German Amorphophallusforum; hope you can see thepics...

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From: "Marek Argent" <abri1973 at wp.pl> on 2009.08.04 at 12:27:09(19629)
Hello,

I think it's A. konjac, though the rippled appendix is a little deceiving.

Marek

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From: caw ming <tks4ady at yahoo.com> on 2009.08.07 at 06:30:18(19655)
Hi, oh, it's konjac? i find it in Sumatra. thanx for the ID.

Hello,

I think it's A. konjac, though the rippled appendix is a little deceiving.

Marek

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From: "Marek Argent" <abri1973 at wp.pl> on 2009.08.08 at 13:11:45(19665)
Hello Bernhard,

In this page

http://www.wschowa.com/abrimaal/araceum/amorphophallus/konjac.htm

you can see how variable can be A. konjac inflorescences.

Marek

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From: "Christopher Rogers" <crogers at ecoanalysts.com> on 2009.09.10 at 19:48:53(19994)

Greetings,all!

Ineed some help with an ID. I was given this tuber as an unknown Amorphophallus.It has bloomed, but I have not seen a leaf as of yet. I apologize for the poorphotos . . . I had to borrow a camera as mine was elsewhere. The petiole is atan/brown with black and white spots. The entire plant above ground is about 45cm tall. When evening was falling it began to emit a most powerful rotting flesh/bad cheese odor. Very sharp.

Anyhelp would be appreciated.

Thanksin advance,

Christopher

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From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter at xs4all.nl> on 2009.09.10 at 22:40:44(19996)
My guess is Am. variabilis.

As a general point to everyone who wants an Amorphophallus identified,
please, cut the spathe away on the frontside and make pictures of the
naughty bits (this goes for many more Araceae!!).

Cheers,
WIlbert

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From: "Christopher Rogers" <crogers at ecoanalysts.com> on 2009.09.11 at 10:35:24(20002)

Thank you, Wilbert!

Okay, here are some better pictures. One with the cutaway spathe. In case it is not obvious, the spathe has a deep red/purple/browncolouration at the spathe limb base, inside the inflorescence. I hope thesewill assist you in the ID.

Thank you for your time,

Christopher

D.Christopher Rogers

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From: Bobby McGehe <bobbymcgehe at bellsouth.net> on 2009.09.12 at 11:53:05(20010)
Christopher

It is A. variabilis......

Bobby

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From: "Christopher Rogers" <CRogers at ecoanalysts.com> on 2009.09.14 at 08:40:13(20028)
Thank you, Bobby!

D. Christopher Rogers

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From: "StroWi at t-online.de" <StroWi at t-online.de> on 2010.01.15 at 00:55:33(20477)

Amorphophiles,


wouldsomeone recognise the species of this plant growing in the National ParkKao Sokn in Thiland?

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From: "StroWi at t-online.de" <StroWi at t-online.de> on 2010.01.27 at 01:38:01(20517)
Aroiders,


regardingmy ID request

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From: "StroWi at t-online.de" <StroWi at t-online.de> on 2011.06.16 at 06:39:54(22110)

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From: Michael Pascall <mickpascall at hotmail.com> on 2011.06.16 at 22:24:45(22112)
Why do you say it's not paeoniifolius ?  note ii ..
some spp. have several different  forms of coloured stems .
you will have to wait until it flowers before doubting ..
It could possibly be a hybrid if it was seed .

Michael Pascall,

Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 15:39:54 +0200

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From: Peter Boyce <phymatarum at googlemail.com> on 2011.06.17 at 01:11:38(22114)
Not all clones of A. paeoniifolius has the charactersitic roughened petiole.

On 17 June 2011 13:24, Michael Pascall wrote:

Why do you say it's not paeoniifolius ? note ii ..
some spp. have several different forms of coloured stems .
you will have to wait until it flowers before doubting ..
It could possibly be a hybrid if it was seed .

Michael Pascall,

Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 15:39:54 +0200

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From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter at xs4all.nl> on 2011.06.17 at 02:34:55(22115)
I would not discount paeoniifolius smooth, apart from the fact that smaller and younger plants of this species may be smooth and at a later age warty. The red colouration in it may also point to koratensis......... Often mistaken for paeoniifolius when in leaf.

Cheers,

Wilbert

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From: Zanezirklejr at aol.com on 2011.06.17 at 08:18:29(22116)
I'm not sure, the closest thing to yours in my collection is amorphophallus kiusianus, with the white spot. I have 2 medium paeoniifolius plants and neither look like your photo.

In a message dated 6/17/2011 1:03:28 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, StroWi@t-online.de writes:

Amorphophiles,

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From: Susan B <honeybunny442 at yahoo.com> on 2011.06.20 at 05:35:01(22120)
Bernhard,

I felt sure I was growing or had grown this plant, the photo looked so familiar, although I couldn't think of the name of it. This morning I realized I had probably seen almost the same photo on ebay, there is a Thai seller that photographs petioles and sells Amorphophallus sp. that way.

I also came across sp. AGA-043, which has red on the petiole, but I don't know it's true name (I'm looking through old photos).

It really doesn't look like paeoniifolius to me.

Susan Bryant

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From: Marco Motta <marco.giovanni.motta at gmail.com> on 2011.06.19 at 23:14:31(22121)
I have sowed about two years ago 100 seeds of Am. paeonifolius found on Ebay, I have 6 black stem and about 20 different petiole/stem, I do not know if could be variation or cotamination during pollination, but this year, the third, the variation has reduced to 4 type, maybe it is common variation on seedlings, like happen in many other plants.

BR
Marco

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From: Susan B <honeybunny442 at yahoo.com> on 2011.06.20 at 21:22:32(22131)
I would love to see photos of the 4 types of variations.

This is interesting, I have never seen anything other than the green/white petioles.

Susan

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From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter at xs4all.nl> on 2011.06.21 at 21:52:26(22135)
I think the red colour is the key to the probability that it is koratensis. I never saw red in proper paeoniifolius. Koratensis has more variation in colour than paeoniifolius.

Cheers,

Wilbert

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