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  Is this a common Amorphophallus species?
From: aroidgrower at gmail.com (John Ludwig) on 2008.02.01 at 22:21:12(17016)
Can anyone tell me if this is a picture of a common species, and if so, What
species is it?


From: hetter at xs4all.nl (Wilbert Hetterscheid) on 2008.02.02 at 05:49:50(17018)
Hi John,

This is Am. bulbifer and quite common in cultivation. It multiplies easily
by foliar bulbils and sets seed without being fertilised.


From: ken at spatulacity.com (Ken Mosher) on 2008.02.02 at 05:50:45(17019)
Very common; it's bulbifer.

John Ludwig wrote:

From: ironious2 at yahoo.com (E Morano) on 2008.02.02 at 06:21:27(17022)
John, I know its not rare but I dont know if its common. That is A.bulbifer.
From: stalderr at stalder.ch (rene stalder) on 2008.02.02 at 07:43:00(17023)
Hi John,

it looks like a common A.bulbifer

--- aroidgrower at gmail.com wrote:

From: StroWi at t-online.de (StroWi at t-online.de) on 2008.02.02 at 07:58:32(17024)

have a look at the "Aroid of the Day" on th www.aroid.org starting page.
You'll be amazed... :-)

Happy growing,

From: honeybunny442 at yahoo.com (Susan B) on 2008.02.02 at 11:36:21(17025)
Am. bulbifer.

John Ludwig wrote:

Can anyone tell me if this is a picture of a common species, and if so, What species is it?

From: ronmchatton at aol.com (ronmchatton at aol.com) on 2008.02.02 at 12:50:50(17026)

This species is called Amorphophallus bulbifer and it is one of the more common ones.? Common or not, few Amorphophallus are pink which makes this one very desireable.? The leaftlets are usually edged in violet making the leaf very attractive as well.? If you haven't had this very long, this is also one of the species that reproduces by bulbil formation rather than offsets.? The bublils look like calluses that form at the branch junctions.

Ron McHatton

From: abri1973 at wp.pl (Marek Argent) on 2008.02.02 at 17:09:54(17032)
This is probably Am. bulbifer but it should be not so red. The spathe in Am. bulbifer is white or pink.
From: ronmchatton at aol.com (ronmchatton at aol.com) on 2008.02.03 at 13:25:15(17042)

The spathe in the photograph is pink.? Not as light as many clones of Am. bulbifer can be.? Two things make it appear darker.? One, the flower is just opening and they are typically better colored at female anthesis.? Second, the photograph is slightly underexposed and taken at a time of day when the sun (or whatever light source was used)?was low in the sky.? Notice the light and dark areas on the spathe.? This will make pink tones appear much darker and more vivid.

Ron McHatton

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