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  Re: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus myosuroides
From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter at xs4all.nl> on 2008.09.09 at 23:10:42(18477)
Erin,

Am. myosuroides is a member of a recently disvovered new group in
Amorphophallus (incl. also Am. ongsakulii and a new one to be described).
These have a very different growth cycle from "normal" Amorphs. The plants
will develop several leaves during one season and may start flowering
after a few months, alongside the leaves and then they may even produce
more flowers in one season. VERY un-Amorphophallus but there it is.

In my collection myosuroides is now also going dormant and even though the
leaves are dying down, it is still producing flowers so it is perfectly
healthy. Maybe the bud at the base of the dying leaf is a flower. I don't
think there's anything to worry about. Just water less and let the plants
go dormant. Maybe the flower will still develop on its own, fed by the
reserves in the tuber. Keep the tubers dry during dormancy and you'll have
several hundreds of them in a short while.

Maybe Alan Galloway (the discoverer of this group) has additional
experience to tell us.

Cheers,
WIlbert

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