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  Re: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus koratensis petiole consistency
From: Bryan Lampl blampl1 at earthlink.net> on 2005.10.26 at 23:20:43(13462)
I received four A. asterostigmatus this year, two of them from you as
'species 1'. I have seen from no spots to mostly spotted. It is a very
interesting variation or would it be correct to call it a genetic mutation?

> Anyone who has grown many Am. koratensis has seen the large variability
> between petioles - some light, some dark, some bumpy, some nearly
> smooth, some spotted and some nearly solid-colored.
> My question is, how consistent is any one tuber from year to year in
> producing the same color petiole?
> I naturally would have assumed that it would be consistent, except I
> noticed that when a tuber produced a second leaf (not sure if they were
> from the same tuber or from offsets, or both) that the new petiole was
> not always of the same coloration.
> Has anyone tracked this?
> If you have, I ask the same question about Am. asterostigmatus and the
> consistency of the percentage of coverage of the spots.
> Thanks,
> Ken Mosher

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