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  [Aroid-l] big box "amorphophallus"
From: cokerra at bellsouth.net (Russell Coker) on 2008.02.04 at 19:16:52(17045)
Happy Mardi Gras.

I was at Home Depot today and took a minute to cruise the boxes of
prepackaged bulbs. To my surprise I found one labeled "Amorphophallus".
The picture on the front appeared to be paeoniifolius, but I never could
find anything that identified a particular species. When I turned the
package over to examine the tuber it was obviously not an Amorphophallus,
but Scadoxus. To make matters worse, there was also a box full of Scadoxus
bulbs a couple of feet away!

These boxes of bulbs were all from van Bourgondien. Oddly enough I get
their wholesale and retail catalogues, and while they list the usual Aroids
like Caladiums and "elephant ears", and even now list some Arisaemas at
horrific prices, I don't recall ever seeing any Amorphophallus offered.

I'd be curious if anyone else has seen these, and to know if they are
actually Amorphophallus or something else.

Russell Coker

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