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  Strange Amorphophallus Titanum Growth
From: Jason Sarine <jasondsarine at hotmail.com> on 2010.02.10 at 19:13:22(20563)

My Titanum is about ready to leaf out and it has developed a strange growth.  It started out right at the base and now several inches have been added below it.  When it first appeared it looked a little open, but has since scabed over and left a scar and a swollen area.  Anyone have any ideas what could have caused it?  It looks healthy otherwise.  Thanks.


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From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter at xs4all.nl> on 2010.02.11 at 07:50:04(20569)
Seems like an injury (scratch) made when the stalk was very young and now it
is creating protection tissue in callus-like form.


From: "E.Vincent Morano" <ironious2 at yahoo.com> on 2010.02.12 at 04:26:30(20574)
That is weird. looks like it got injured and healed.

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From: Brian Williams <pugturd at windstream.net> on 2010.02.15 at 09:25:21(20593)
This growth could just be an injury on the stem being healed. It does
however remind me of a strange phenomenon I recorded last year of a
Colocaisa which was producing similar odd growths on the stems. This odd
growth swelled in the stem and eventually split the stem. once split a
new leaf formed out of the opening. I later found that a tuber had
formed in the stem causing the swelling. This variety of Colocasia seems
to be the only one I have seen that produces these mutations and it is
very erratic. Possibly ideal growing situations are at hand.
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