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  Re: [Aroid-l] giant form A. paeoniifolius
From: "Derek Burch" <derek at horticulturist.com> on 2009.09.29 at 17:19:38(20092)
Hello Julius and everyone,

I wonder if these giant corms are theresult of the breeding program in the Indian subcontinent. Please see backissues of Aroideana on this. If so, I suspect that one of the side results ofthe program has been to minimize the likelihood of flowering of these corms. Iknow this to be the case for some of the named cultivars.

I find this size corm in UK greengrocersin the summer, and I am told that the general name is suran – perhaps oneof many names in various parts of the subcontinent. I have had no luck so farin finding them in South Florida grocers. Tobe honest, I don’t think that 24” diameter is particularly unusualor “giant” – mine go at least 18” and that is with myappalling growing skills.




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