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Unusual Phenomenon in Torch Ginger Has this happened for anybody else?

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 09:31 PM

The reverse also happens; normal tip inflor starts to grow from the base of the clump. Saw that in some heliconias. Don't know why this happens.
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Posted 06 July 2008 - 10:52 PM

The inflo looks deformed!
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Posted 08 July 2008 - 12:12 PM

maybe the heliconia feels like it... :P/>
ok not helping...
maybe its some plant hormone thing or pathogen inteference...
or maybe thats just the way it is...
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Posted 08 July 2008 - 03:00 PM

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The inflo looks deformed!

Yes, it obviously isn't the kind of inflorescence that Torch Gingers produce normally. It is a lot smaller, and I would say it is underdeveloped. Hmm... imagine if somebody created a cultivar of Torch Ginger where the inflorescences are all terminal... and normal sized. I daresay it would be interesting!

Anyway here's the normal inflorescence of this particular clump of Pink Torch that produced the weird flower as well...
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m256/chongren_88/PICT6501.jpg
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