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[Aroid-l] dactylifer bulbil (was bulbifer bulb)
From: hetter at xs4all.nl (Wilbert Hetterscheid) on 2007.10.06 at 12:55:20(16412)|
I agree with Ken that true dactylifer has no foliar bulbils. There is at
least one species from Panay (as yet not flowered and thus unidentified)
that has a central foliar bulbil and I wouldn't be surprised if one or two
more Philippine species have it. One small species from Cebu also develops
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> Van: aroid-l-bounces at gizmoworks.com
> [mailto:aroid-l-bounces at gizmoworks.com] Namens George Yao
> Verzonden: zaterdag 6 oktober 2007 18:24
> Aan: Discussion of aroids
> Onderwerp: Re: [Aroid-l] dactylifer bulbil (was bulbifer bulb)
> Thanks for the info. I will check the correct ID of my "dactylifer".
> George Yao
> At 10/6/2007 01:46 PM, you wrote:
> >Hi George,
> >I've grown a number of Am. dactylifer and I've never had one
> produce a
> >bulbil. This plant produces lots of very small offsets at the top of
> >the tuber which must be left attached whereupon next season some of
> >them will form new plants. If your dactylifer produced a
> bulbil then I
> >think your plant is misidentified.
> >-Ken Mosher
> >George Yao wrote:
> > > Susan,
> > >
> > > Last year, I saw my A. dactylifer grew a bulbil at the
> apex of the
> > > petiole, so I tried an experiment growing it. After the leaf
> > > dropped, I planted the bulbil, but shortly thereafter it
> had turned
> > > brownish-black when I checked. Fearing that it was
> starting to rot,
> > > I removed it from the pot, cleaned it, and put it in a
> covered clear
> > > plastic cup so that I can keep an eye on it. To prevent it from
> > > drying out, I moistened it once in a while. It very slowly
> > > transformed into a tiny tuber with a growing point. After still
> > > sometime, it started to grow roots and that's when I
> planted it again.
> > >
> > > George Yao
> > > Metro-Manila
> > > Philippines
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