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Re: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus Titanum offset?
From: Brian O'Brien <bobrien at gustavus.edu> on 2011.02.07 at 02:10:59|
One of the plants that we donated to the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at
Como Park in St. Paul had two leaves on it at the time. When they
unpotted it after dormancy set in, there were two corms, one smaller than
the other. The larger one, BOB flowered, then died from the effort
(the inflorescence was small and distorted, and the plant apparently went
into the flowering stage too early). The second separate clone
(BOB, too - not the second corm of the first clone) might flower within
the next few months (it's dormant now, after producing a large leaf that
lasted for over a year).
Here are links for some photos:
the two-leafed clone when delivered to Como in June 2005:
the second clone in leaf in November 2009:
At 08:37 AM 2/6/2011, you wrote:
when you write 'split into two corms' would that mean that a
big tuber would have split into aprox. two tubers of the same size?
Or was it what we would call an offset, e.g. a small tuber grown from
You might remember the 117 kg tuber at the Bonn Botanical Garden
grew a triple inflorescence. This tuber grew three leaves
and grew three individual tubers in the vegetative phase after the
Happy offsetting, Bernhard.
> Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 18:11:38 +0100
> Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus Titanum offset?
> From: Brian O'Brien
> To: Discussion of aroids
> At least two of our titanums have split into two corms - one that
still have and one that we donated to the Marjorie McNeely
in St. Paul, Minnesota. These plants are all grown from seeds from
original Symon collection.
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