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Re: Alocasia & Anthurium

  • To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
  • Subject: Re: Alocasia & Anthurium
  • From: Denis <denis@skg.com>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 16:52:59 -0500 (CDT)

Dear Geoffrey:

You really need to post a picture of that Alocasia in question. I grow a
half a dozen that resemble that description.

Denis AT Silver Krome Gardens
Homestead Florida

GeoffAroid@aol.com wrote:
> Dear aroiders,
> Firstly a request and then an offer:
> The request is for an identification. I purchased yesterday an unnamed,
> beautiful Alocasia. It has a patterned stem like A. zebrina but the
> arrow-shaped leaves are plain green with bold white veins and scalloped
> margins. I think it might be A. micholitziana but the leaves on my plant
> point vertically and the only picture I have seen of that species seemed to
> show the leaves bending down at right angles to the stem like most other
> Alocasia species. Any suggestions? I will try and get a pic on the web
> a.s.a.p.
> The offer: my plant of Anthurium scandens var leucodendron has long spikes of
> beautiful white berries; it is a very vigorous and healthy clone. I expect
> most of the US growers have this plant already but maybe others of you out
> there in Aroid land would like some? I will be happy to send seed to anyone
> who asks, be patient since it takes a while to clean and wash the seed, wrap
> in damp tissue and pack in padded envelopes etc. Also my A. trinerve is
> d up again, deep lavendar-violet berries. No charge of course but if you have
> any interesting aroid seeds to offer let me know. Particularly keen on
> Anthuriums and Amorphophallus but will try almost anything (e.g. I am trying
> to find Remusatia with no success)! Reply to my email for seeds not the List
> please.
> Was in Amorphophallus heaven yesterday at Kew Gardens, lots of species in
> flower including the largest flower of A. bulbifer I have ever seen (spathe
> around 12ins), didnt realise they could get that big!
> Regards to all,
> Geoffrey Kibby
> Geoffaroid@aol.com
> 43 Keevil Drive
> Southfields
> London SW19 6TE

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