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  Amorphophallus Titanum problems
From: ironious2 at yahoo.com (E Morano) on 2008.04.11 at 17:54:40(17377)
This is too the person that was seeing the skin on their bulb peeling off. I no longer thing this is rot. In fact in is my belief that this is quite normal. I have a Titan that I dug up to look at the corm and low and behold there was no skin on it! It looked like a round peeled potato that had roots growing out of it. So as long as your plants are sprouting, I would say you have nothing to worry about.

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From: ronmchatton at aol.com (ronmchatton at aol.com) on 2008.04.12 at 00:10:27(17380)
Two different things.? The pictures we were looking at are clearly pathological.? Look carefully at the texture of the exposed surface.? In those images it's clearly roughened.? I suspect yours is a fresh skin just like a potato.? The surface you peeled off are the remnants of last years corm.? The new one will often form inside that skin.


From: ronmchatton at aol.com (ronmchatton at aol.com) on 2008.04.15 at 13:05:57(17388)
I've had them survive that sort of thing.? You need to remove all evidence of decomposition and any pinkish discoloration.? That slight pink discoloration is the moving front of whatever is decomposing the corm.? Once all of that is removed, let the surface dry out for 24 hours and look for blackened, pink or wet areas.? These are all indications you didn't remove all the problem.? There are several things you can treat the cut surface of the corm with like Daconil, Mancozeb or Thiophanate-methyl (here in the US Cleary's 3336) or Captan if you can find any.? I don't know what causes this but it's really common in things that stay dormant too long.? I lost a very large aphyllus this year to something very similar.

Ron McHatton

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