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  Amorphophallus from Madagascar - identity request
From: "Brian O'Brien" <bobrien at gustavus.edu> on 2009.10.03 at 20:05:38(20150)
Hello All,
I bought an unidentified Madagascan Amorphophallus speciesin 2001 from the Huntington Botanical Garden's International SucculentIntroductions program (it's not a succulent, but interestingnon-succulents sometimes appear in the offerings). The plant hassince flowered. I have a request in to the Huntington with regardto whether the species has been formally described, and thought that itwould be good to send the same request to aroid-l.

Here's the relevant information, via my Flickr sites:

corm with label that contains detailed collection localityinformation: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rose_oxide/3439150285/

inflorescence:
entire inflorescence, with HBG tag: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aeranthes/3692522882/
closer view: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aeranthes/3691770493/
closest view: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aeranthes/3691778729/

leaf:
entire leaf: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aeranthes/3964633910/
petiole: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aeranthes/3964634062/

If you have any information about this interesting plant, I wouldgreatly appreciate it if you would post it on aroid-l and/or forward itto me.

Thanks,
Brian

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From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter at xs4all.nl> on 2009.10.05 at 05:54:49(20156)
Hi Brian,

Somebody made a mistake with labels. The label belongs to a series of plants
from Roeoesli & Hoffman, all A. taurostigma or a species clolesy allied
(Madagascar). The plant in your flowering pictures is the N. Thai - S.
Chinese - Burmese Am. kachinensis.

Cheers,
Wilbert

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