ovasiliev at GO.COM
Mon Jan 17 08:56:25 CET 2000
To: ARISAEMA-L at NIC.SURFNET.NL
Date: Sun, 16 Jan 19100 23:56:25 -0800 (PST)
Subject: about offsets
I have also offsets with Chen Yi's arisaemas:
A-08 Arisaema = A. ciliatum aff. CT 369
A-09 Arisaema = A. franchetianum
A-08 was very "productive" last summer. Even small plants
(with tubers about 4 cm in diameter) give 2-3 offsets
attached to end of long (2-3 cm) stolones.
A-09 and A. candidissimum give 1-3 offsets every year,
but new tubers are attached to the mother-plant. I tried
to detach a few of them (with knife) in 1998 and lost.
Probably another two Arisaemas from Chen Yi are stoloniferous:
A-06 Arisaema sp.(2) = A. elephas
A-07 Arisaema sp.(3) = A. pangii ?
I am surprised that nobody mentioned A. flavum.
I have got one tuber of A. flavum from Latvia a couple
of years ago and now have 5 plants - all came as offsets.
OK, lets return back to the Chen Yi's plants.
I didn't get offset from: A-12, A-35, A-36, A-37, A-38 and A-50.
Probably those species do not form offsets,
but I have only 2-3 plants (from 5-10 ordered).
If somebody have offset from arisaemas from Chen Yi - please,
let me know.
Oleg Vasiliev, Ph.D
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Ophthalmology, Campus Box 8096
660 South Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110 USA
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