Hook. f. 1893
I bought one tuber in the Autumn of 2004.
|The tuber was 3 cm in diameter.||It put the leaf up in the beginning of July 2005.|
|The leaf was about 20 cm tall, 14 cm in diameter.|
|The petiole was dark brown with no pattern.|
|In 2006 it was larger than in the previous year, but the leaf had only 6 leaflets.|
My assistant Luna did a lot of detailed research.
|The tuber grew to 45 mm of diameter.||The vernation of the leaf is supervolute.|
|That year the leaf blades were already divided.|
|Together with Amorphophallus bulbifer.|
|Since it had lost the leaf in 2007 the tuber had been dormant for two seasons.|
The left photo - February 2008, the right one - February 2009. Its diameter in 2008 was still 45 mm.
|During the 2 years of dormancy it diameter reduced to 42 mm.||The main bud was dried, it prepared to put|
two leaves in October of 2008.
|The tuber also lost these two buds.||On the 30th July, 2010 it woke up at last|
showing a bud somewhere from the side of the tuber.
|On the 19th August the leaf appeared.||It was 30 cm tall, 21 cm wide, the petiole height was 27 cm.|
|It was sure that after so long dormancy and unsuccessful attempts to put leaves, it would be smaller.|
|Here and in the photos below you can see how it formed the new tuber from the side of the old one.|
|It also produced two small tubers.|
page created on 2004-10-09
last updated on 2011-03-05