IAS Aroid Quasi Forum

About Aroid-L
 This is a continuously updated archive of the Aroid-L mailing list in a forum format - not an actual Forum. If you want to post, you will still need to register for the Aroid-L mailing list and send your postings by e-mail for moderation in the normal way.

  Sauromatum venosum 'Indian Giant' or maybe not?
From: Ken Mosher <ken at spatulacity.com> on 2015.08.05 at 07:09:26(23452)
I'm currently the beneficiary of a Sauromatum venosum 'Indian Giant' that is producing its third full-sized leaf from the primary growth point. I'm not sure why it's so happy, but I'm happy that it's happy! As I recall the corm was approx ping-pong ball sized (or slightly larger) when I planted it so I can't wait to see how big it is when I dig it in the fall. This one's planted in the ground and I gave it a healthy dose of time-release fertilizer when I planted it.

If anyone has an opinion on this --> I bought two this year as 'Indian Giant' because I had lost mine a few years ago. The plants that popped up are certainly large enough to be 'IG' with the leaf over knee-high in full sun from a tuber of modest size. What doesn't mesh with my memory of my former plants is the petiole speckling. My 'IG' in the past had noticeably fewer spots than the regular species. These two plants' petioles aren't significantly different from the straight species. Also, even though the leaf is tall and large the leaflets don't have the particular shape that I recall from my former 'IG'.

Is there much variation in the 'IG' form? Is that form likely a single clone (and thus no variation)? If I had any sense at all I'd have a photo attached... Add that to the list of items I need to take care of after work today.

-Ken

HTML

+More

From: Ken Mosher <ken at spatulacity.com> on 2015.08.17 at 13:58:32(23461)
Yes, the picture in your forum is exactly what mine looked like! And your written description was right on, too. I'll send you a photo off-list.

-Ken

On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 3:58 PM, StroWi@t-online.de wrote:

HTML

+More

From: Ken Mosher <ken at spatulacity.com> on 2015.08.17 at 15:43:27(23463)

Bernhard, here is a photo of the plant provided as S. venosum IG. It's a large plant but it doesn't resemble I.G.

It's currently producing its 4th leaf! That corm is going to be huge at the end of the season.

-Ken

HTML

+More

Note: this is a very old post, so no reply function is available.