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  ID of strange Amorphophallus tubers
From: Lup San <e_asiaflora at yahoo.com> on 2008.11.18 at 06:44:44(18732)

Hi all,

these are some rather ineresting Amorphophallus tubers from Thailand. It may not be easy just from tubers but since the shape is rather odd I am posting to see if anyone can identify them - all suggestions welcome !!!


From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter at xs4all.nl> on 2008.11.19 at 08:32:42(18734)
Hi Lup San,

There are several species with this tubershape (e.g.):

A. harmandii (syn. A. parvulus)
A. napiger
A. laoticus
A. operculatus
A. josefbogneri

Without further characters there is no clear identification possible.


From: Michael Pascall <mickpascall at hotmail.com> on 2008.11.19 at 11:21:47(18735)
I am guessing here , but how about longituberosus ?

Michael Pascall,

> Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 22:44:44 -0800
> From: e_asiaflora@yahoo.com



From: ronmchatton at aol.com on 2008.11.20 at 04:16:56(18741)
Not at all. That species has a much more substantial corm several
centimeters in diameter in the top and slowly tapering to the bottom.
Large corms can be more than 45cm long and up to 8-10cm in diameter.

Ron McHatton

From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter at xs4all.nl> on 2008.11.20 at 05:22:27(18742)
Hi Mick,

Nope, longituberosus is never that thin with a swollen upper part (sorry
guys for the wording..........).


From: Lup San <e_asiaflora at yahoo.com> on 2008.11.25 at 14:49:26(18756)
Hi Wilbert,

Thanks very much. I was hoping it would be josefbogneri - well we shall see.


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