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  [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus from Thailand
From: gschnu at gmail.com (Georg Gschnitzer) on 2007.11.02 at 12:50:50(16643)

I bought 5 tubers of Am. atroviridis this spring and had no "extended
dormancy" problems.

They were offered on ebay and came directly from Thailand via air mail.

4 of them were flowering this year, so I hope they will bring out leaves in
2008. One of them had a very badly damaged shoot, but after a while (I think
it was July) the shoot restartet to grow and made no flower but a leave,
which is still alive now in November!

I think these bulbs from Thailand can be bought, but it is a little similar
to the problems discussed here concerning the Turkish ebay seller
"ladybotany" - the sellers from Thailand use stolen pictures...., but the
big difference is, that you will receive your plants!

In the meanwhile I bought Amorphophallus bulbs from 3 or 4 Thai
ebay-sellers. I never had any problems, all tubers arrived in a good state,
sometimes even with the phytosanitary certificate.

They have very low shipping costs, and the prices for the plants are
moderate! The only thing I hope, is they do not run into their forests and
dig out everything they find, because of the momentary

Best wishes


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