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  Amorpho requests
From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2002.02.23 at 17:14:23(8211)

The subscription for Amorphs has closed. Upon checking the material in
Leiden, I found that most A. hottae and smithsonianus are still in leaf, so
they will be sent when dormant.

Also I found several tubers that have damages. I have selected the ones I
think will survive even so. So, if you get a tuber with a part missing,
don't worry just now. I thought it better to send the subpar ones instead of
throwing them away when I think they have a good chance of surviving.

Also for you newbees, you may find that sometimes tubers are very small.
Several species just don't produce any larger offsets. I know "The bigger
the better"........but hey, these are AMORPHOphalluses, remember?

Due to a heavy understaffed Leiden, the dispatch will not start sooner than
two or three weeks from now, so please, don't send me mails asking where the
stuff is. It will come your way. In case somebody turns out to get nothing
(what Lord Phallus forbid), I will email him/her personally.


From: StellrJ at aol.com on 2002.02.23 at 23:35:33(8212)
I did not subscribe this year because I know nothing about how to grow Amorphos. Is there a good, comprehensive source for this information?

From: Scott Hyndman hyndman at aroid.org> on 2002.02.24 at 04:54:39(8213)

You can find some good information on growing Amorphophallus in Wilbert
Hetterscheid's article at

From: "Ronald h Kessler" ronlene at worldnet.att.net> on 2002.02.24 at 19:22:05(8214)
Dear Wilbert, I have read some intesting articles about Amorphophallus and
nematodes. In florida we have a problem ants. I also read an ad for a
product that is supposed to help eliminate them in soil and pots. The ants
do not seem to bother the plants, but they bite like hell. The product is
called Beneficial Nematodes (Heterorhabditis bacteriophora). Have you heard
of this species of nematode. Is it the one that is harmfull to Amorphs. I

Ron Kessler

From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2002.02.25 at 17:44:35(8220)
Dear Ronals,

I take it that Dereks' answer on Aroid-L was enough for you? I have a
phytosanitary report somewhere mentioning the name of the nematodes that
kill Amorphs but that is buried way too deep in the archives. Will try to
find it though.


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