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  big box "amorphophallus"
From: cokerra at bellsouth.net (Russell Coker) on 2008.02.04 at 11:16:52(17045)
Happy Mardi Gras.

I was at Home Depot today and took a minute to cruise the boxes of
prepackaged bulbs. To my surprise I found one labeled "Amorphophallus".
The picture on the front appeared to be paeoniifolius, but I never could
find anything that identified a particular species. When I turned the
package over to examine the tuber it was obviously not an Amorphophallus,
but Scadoxus. To make matters worse, there was also a box full of Scadoxus
bulbs a couple of feet away!

These boxes of bulbs were all from van Bourgondien. Oddly enough I get
their wholesale and retail catalogues, and while they list the usual Aroids
like Caladiums and "elephant ears", and even now list some Arisaemas at
horrific prices, I don't recall ever seeing any Amorphophallus offered.

I'd be curious if anyone else has seen these, and to know if they are
actually Amorphophallus or something else.

Russell Coker

From: ronmchatton at aol.com (ronmchatton at aol.com) on 2008.02.04 at 19:46:17(17047)
While I haven't seen these bulbs this year, Van Bourgondien as well as SunBulb have marketed Amorphophallus bulbifer in this fashion in the past.? Van Bourgondien has also sold Typhonium venosum that way as well but not for about the last 10 years or so.

Ron McHatton

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