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  Re: [Aroid-l] Sauromatums, hardy and giant
From: Tony Avent tony at plantdelights.com> on 2005.07.06 at 11:16:09(13138)

Great question about the giant form of Sauromatum. We coined the term
after measuring plants that we had ordered from an Indian Nursery several
years ago. There were differences in the size of the leaf, the edge of the
leaf, the size of the flower, the type of stem pattern, etc. We thought
that these would come true from seed, but after 3 years, we find this is
not the case and have stopped selling them for now. You can see still see
photos on our website. It is possible that they are cross pollinating with
the normal types in our garden. It is my assumption that they come from
some part of India, but I have been to this region to study the plants in
the wild. In our garden, the giant ones are astonishing. I guess I will
have to resort to tissue culture. I hope someone who has studied these in
the wild will comment further.

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