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Amorphophallus ID

  • Subject: Amorphophallus ID
  • From: "E.Vincent Morano" <ironious2@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2010 14:05:49 -0700 (PDT)

Can sombody please ID this AMorph please?


I refuse to
participate in the in the recession.

--- On Sat, 4/24/10, Peter Boyce <phymatarum@googlemail.com> wrote:

From: Peter Boyce <phymatarum@googlemail.com>
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Alocasia 'Black Magic'
To: "'Discussion of aroids'" <aroid-l@www.gizmoworks.com>
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010, 1:49 AM

Hi Marek,


This is not A. âBlack Magicâ (= A. reginula A.Hay) but rather Alocasia infernalis P.C.Boyce


Best as ever




From: aroid-l-bounces@www.gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@www.gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of Marek Argent
Sent: Saturday, 24 April, 2010 5:42 AM
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: [Aroid-l] Alocasia 'Black Magic'


Dear Friends,


I have bought a small Alocasia with a trade name 'Black Magic'.

It is very small now, the largest leaf blade is 14 cm.

I append photos of this plant taken with and without flashlight.

When photographed with flash the leaf surface reflects red.

It also reflects red when it is disposed to direct sunlight.

There are red cells(?) not visible under low light.


The adaxial leaf surface is very dark green, almost black,

the abaxial is maroon brown, petioles are light brown

with lighter longitudinal dots 1x2 mm.

The peltate leaf base wraps the petiole.


Do you think it is a species?

How large does it grow?


I attach photos taken using various lighting.



Marek Argent

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