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Amorphophallus paeoniifolius --- very cool!

Posted by DallasCactiLover 7b (My Page) on
Mon, May 2, 05 at 1:49

I just stumbled across this plant tonight on the internet. Does anyone know where a person might purchase one in the U.S.?

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RE: Amorphophallus paeoniifolius --- very cool!

E-Bay, Plant Delights nursery.... There's a few other places I forget at the moment...

I've got some seeds if you've something to trade. You'll have to wait several years for a flower, but the price of these things seems to rise exponentially s they grow in size.

RE: Amorphophallus paeoniifolius --- very cool!

I gone one recently off e-bay for a really good price, it's sprouting a leaf now! TallyHO!

RE: Amorphophallus paeoniifolius --- very cool!

Right now, I have nothing to trade other than a few datura seeds. I'd buy some from you though, if you'd consider it.

RE: Amorphophallus paeoniifolius --- very cool!

I don't know if you have many Indian supermarkets in Dallas, but occasionally you can find A. paeonifolius there (it's a food crop in India--has to be prepared properly to mitigate the oxalic acids). Anyway, Indians call it 'elephant yam', 'elephant foot yam', 'cinnamon yam', or 'jangli surian'.

ps: one more thing

PS: One variety they have bred to contain less oxylates for the food crop industry (and this is the variety you are likely to find in a supermarket) is called "Gajendra".

RE: Amorphophallus paeoniifolius --- very cool!

I'm within 3 miles of several Indian groceries! I'll check it out! Thanks!

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