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  Amorphophallus identification request
From: "Brian O'Brien" <bobrien at gustavus.edu> on 2012.03.29 at 19:44:03(22664)
Hello All,
I walked into our college greenhouse today to check on some hot
pepper plants from Ghana that I have growing there (a story of their
own), and noticed a fragrance. It had rotten egg and
more-than-usually-smoth fecal notes. The source was an Amorphophallus
inflorescence. This was an unexpected first-bloom flowering of a plant
from a seed from James Symon (barring errors, which are unlikely within
our local context). The seeds were originally identified as A. gigas,
sent along with A. titanum seeds.
Assistance with identification will be much appreciated (I'm
assuming that it's not A. gigas). Here's a link to photos on Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/aeranthes/sets/72157629698684229/

Brian

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From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter at xs4all.nl> on 2012.03.29 at 23:36:22(22665)
Hi Brian,

I guess if it had been gigas, you'd have noticed the inflorescence
developing.......(3 meter or more!!). This is Am. prainii.

Cheers,
Wilbert

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From: Marco Motta <marco.giovanni.motta at gmail.com> on 2012.03.30 at 00:12:10(22666)
Amorphophallus prainii
Br

Inviato da iPhone
Marco Motta

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From: "John Criswick" <criswick at spiceisle.com> on 2012.03.30 at 07:04:00(22667)

What interest me is the hot peppers from Ghana and the story behind them. In case you're interested I have the genuine Wiri Wiri from Guyana, which I suspect could be an Amerindian cultivar. John.

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From: Michael Pascall <mickpascall at hotmail.com> on 2012.03.30 at 01:20:48(22668)
prainii I think .

Michael Pascall

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From: "Alan Galloway" <alan_galloway at bellsouth.net> on 2012.03.30 at 05:43:49(22669)
Brian,

Looks like Am. prainii,

Alan

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From: Ken Mosher <ken at spatulacity.com> on 2012.03.30 at 07:48:00(22670)
Am. prainii

On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 10:44 PM, Brian O'Brien wrote:

Hello All,

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From: "Brian O'Brien" <bobrien at gustavus.edu> on 2012.03.30 at 08:52:03(22671)
Thanks much, Alan. I'm now thinking that there might have been a label
mix-up after all.

Brian

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