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  Re: Amorphophallus bulbifer stories
From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2000.07.16 at 17:30:17(5134)
Dear Donna,

Thanks for taking the time to answer and give the info. on the 'sweet
smelling' A. bulbifer. I have only run into it a couple of times, the last
was several years ago at a Plant Show and Sale here in W.P.B. at the Mounts
Bot. Garden, Charlie Mc Daniel had a plant in bloom, and my description is
based on that memory. I believe that the bloom was exactly as you
describe, and many stopped to smell and marvel at this 'non-stinky'
Amorphophallus, a really nice smell and a BEAUTIFUL, chalice-like
inflorescence, pink and a light salon was involved in it`s colors, I
believe. I remember the peduncle as being rather tall? Am I correct on
this part of my memory, as Wilbert seems to be very interested as to this
point. I have put out a call to try to find a specimen around here that we
can to send to Wilbert.
In the interest of science, I believe that Selby should try to get a plant
of this to Lord P. post-haste, as it does need a correct name! Seemingly
rather jaded now after all the sometimes nondescript, stinky and ugly phalli
that he has been forced to inspect, perhaps a new, handsome, nice-smelling
one would be just the 'pick-me-up' that he needs!! What think ye, oh great
Lord P.???Think you could help with this task??

Cheers and good growing to all,


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