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  Re: Stink Alert!
From: Al Wootten awootten at NRAO.EDU> on 2001.05.16 at 21:44:22(6481)
Paul Tyerman writes:
>
> Howdy All,
>
> Sorry to ask yet another question.........
>
> How old is Mr Stinky? How old does an Amorphophallus titanum have to be to
> flower? For that matter, how old do the other species need to be to flower
> (I'm talking from seed to flowering here)? I realise that A. bulbifer
> grows bulbils which are easier than seed.... but how many years does it
> take the bulbils to reach maturity? I realised looking at all those
> different ones at the Fairchild site that I have absolutely no idea at all.
Actually, I found A. bulbifer about the same from seed as from bulbils
but perhaps others have larger bulbils than mine. And I still await my
first flower (I did see one at MOBOT a few years ago).
BTW...
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