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  RE: [Aroid-l] Titanum does NOT produce offsets!
From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2006.05.23 at 15:30:45(14297)
Reply-To : Discussion of aroids
Sent : Tuesday, May 23, 2006 1:38 PM
To : "'Discussion of aroids'"
Subject : RE: [Aroid-l] Titanum does NOT produce offsets!

Dear Wilbert, (A.K.A. "Lord Phallus")

No problem--- as usual, as you and I have previously discussed, it is merly
differences in language/improper usage of "terminology", in this case by
myself, that caused the problems! What I was TRYING to say (but I
explained it very badly!!) was that, contary to literature and common
belief, A. titanum can and does divide itself if certain conditions exist or
are provided. I should have got into more precise detail, or left it to
your goodself to properly explain the correct usage of 'offsets' vs.
'divisions', adventitious bulbs', 'splitting' etc. In Craig's case the
original tuber was made to 'split' or divide itself into several/many
smaller tubers, which was a boon in distributing this rare plant back then
when no seeds were available, and today is a useful thing to be aware of if
one wants more plants out of your one A. titanum tuber!! ! To my mind,
Craig`s multi-tubers were 'offsets', but you were correct when your
explanation and the proper "terminology', kindly provided by you, clearly
shows them NOT to be 'true' offsets, but 'divisions'!
In the future I think I`ll stick to discussing REAL Aroids, like Urospatha,
Anaphyllopsis, Dracontioides, etc., not those stinking, UGLY
want-to-be-aroids such as Amorphophallus and Pseudodracontium!!

The Best, and Good Growing all,
Julius :--)>

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