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Tropicals & Tender Perennials: Need an Amorphophallus I.D.

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BrandonSivek
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 11, 2011
7:35 PM

Post #8624844

Hi everyone, last year I traded with a member on here and I was sent this guy. He told me that he thought it was corrugatus, but after looking at other pictures online of that type, it doesnt seem to match up. He did tell me though, that he wasn't certain. Right now I have a Titanum, Konjac and Bulbifer and the closest resemblance to any of these is the Titanum. I am pretty sure that that is not what it is though seeing as it would be hard to not know you had those. Any help would be greatly appreciated so that I can correctly I.D. this guy (or girl).

Thanks everyone,
Brandon Sivek

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BrandonSivek
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 11, 2011
7:35 PM

Post #8624845

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BrandonSivek
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 11, 2011
7:35 PM

Post #8624846

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BrandonSivek
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 12, 2011
6:26 PM

Post #8626404

Anyone have an idea?
tropicbreeze
noonamah
Australia

June 12, 2011
9:53 PM

Post #8626782

There is a resemblance to young titanum, but not enough to make me think it is. My young bulbifers looked more like that. However, the petiole doesn't have any pattern to it other than what appear like vertical lines. Those types of lines are what are on my local Tacca. The leaves can be variable, and include the shape of those on your plant. You may have to wait til it develops more to get a better idea.
LariAnn
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 13, 2011
6:40 AM

Post #8627201

These plants are devilishly difficult to ID from a young leaf, as the natural variability plus the natural similarity between many species make distinguishing them a near impossibility. For example, I have a few small A. gigas and they look just like another species I have. If I lost the tags, I'd be hard put to tell them apart even though I know which is which. Unless a person is intimately familiar with the look and developmental progression of a particular species, blooming the plant is the only way to be sure about what it is.
BrandonSivek
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 13, 2011
10:01 AM

Post #8627717

LOL Man, I wish I wouldn't have lost the tag! Thanks so much for yall's help, it is really appreciated.
tucsonplumeriaz
Tucson, AZ

July 11, 2011
12:36 PM

Post #8686237

thought i'd tack mine on to this post. =) can anyone id this one?

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LariAnn
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

July 11, 2011
1:03 PM

Post #8686296

Tucsonplumeriaz,

Yours looks like Amorphophallus paeonifolius, especially if the petiole is bumpy.

LariAnn
tucsonplumeriaz
Tucson, AZ

July 11, 2011
1:14 PM

Post #8686319

thanks LariAnn! the petiole is bumpy. i will go make a label now. =)
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 11, 2011
4:15 PM

Post #8686732

Got to LOVE Amorphs!

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