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Re: alocasia reticulata? in flower and mystery guest alocasia

  • Subject: Re: alocasia reticulata? in flower and mystery guest alocasia
  • From: Thom Powell <sparky4114@mac.com>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2008 17:14:16 -0400

Julius, thank you ever so much! I must admit I do not know what  
happened when I photographed that plant in my bathroom..... Having my  
BFA in photography, but using the camera on my iPhone may have  
something to do with that.
The spathe has now rolled back to completely expose the spadix....  
Also I have another flower coming... So if someone wants pics, let me  

Sent from my iPhone

On Apr 7, 2008, at 5:59 AM, ju-bo@msn.com wrote:

> ----------------------------------------
>> To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
>> From: sparky4114@mac.com
>> Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 09:28:16 -0400
>> Subject: [Aroid-l] alocasia reticulata? in flower and mystery guest  
>> alocasia
> Dear Thom,
> Steve Lucas should be interested in a GOOD photo of your A.  
> reticulata`s bloom, so if poss., cut away a portion of the spathe to  
> expose the entire spadix and its various structures in a close-up  
> photo, and get a good photo of the entite plant AND one leaf  
> blade.   If Steve uses your photos, he usually gives cridits to the  
> photographer.   The yellowing then loss of older leaves on your  
> Alocasia may be ''normal''.
> Your second plant with the divided leaf blades is A. brancifolia, it  
> used to be named Xenophya brancifolia, but was placed into synonmy  
> with the genus Alocasia.
> Good Growing,
> Julius
> <<< Hello All, I work in a high end retail garden center and we got in
>> some beautiful alocasias that came in marked asst. exotic alocasias.
>> I was thinking the larger one is reticulata (due to the discussion on
>> here in early March). But it's aprox. 5 ft. tall and the flower
>> smells like a fresh newspaper! the scent fills my plant room. I
>> noticed it opened last night when I came home from work (close to
>> 7pm) and there was no fragrance... this morning it is very
>> fragrant....we'll see how it does the rest of the day (seeing how I
>> have the day off today).  Also does anyone know what is going on with
>> the under side of the older leaves ?(tried to get a pic of it)
>> the second, smaller alocasia I have no clue as to who it is, but
>> absolutely love the amorpho-like markings on it!!
>> Thanxxx,     Thom
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