From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 1999.06.18 at 12:56:28(3452)|
>Sorry, I forgot to mention that this bulb was not bought here in
Guadalajara, and that I went to all the Nurseries available with no
result, I am very sure this a foreign bulb that crossed the borders from
I do not know where....I am sure is not a native plant of my region, or
maybe from Yucatan? (the Mexican tropical areas?) the fact is that I am
If at all possible, try to describe what the 'flower/bloom' and the leaf
looked like, perhaps the list that Dewey Fisk guided you to will give a
reference point to start from? Several list members speak and understand a
little Spanish, so if you have to use a Spanish word or two in your attempt
at describing the bloom/plant we should understand. The chances are it may
be one of the following---
1) Sauromatum venosum (picture on the list Dewey gave)from Asia/Africa
2) Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (picture also on the list) from Asia.
3) Dracontium soconoscum (this plant occurs naturally in Mexico!), it will
have a 1-2 meter leaf-stem colored like a viper snake, many little
divisions/leaflets at the top of the stem, and a bloom short and close to
the ground, purple/brown inside, smells of dried, old meat.
I hope the above information may help, and look forward to more information
on your intriguing plant!!