hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
 Navigation
Articles
Gallery of Plants
Blog
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Patents
Mailing Lists
    FAQ
    Netiquette
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
Links
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

Unauthorized use of a plant doesn't invalidate it's patent

RSS story archive

Re: Alocasias


     I don't think A. wentii proper is in cultivation at all. It certainly 
     bears no resemblance to plants in cultivation known as A. wentii.
     
     The thing figured in Burnett's account of Alocasia (Aroideana 7: 
     fig.60) as A. wentii is evidently a hybrid with A. cuprea and 
     something else unknown to me.
     
     Alocasias certainly hybridise freely in cultivation (and occasionally 
     in the wild) - even between quite distantly related species. Some 
     hybrids are themselves fertile.
     
     Hilo Beauty does not look like an Alocasia to me: more likely a 
     Caladium/Xanthosoma.
     
     Alistair Hay
     
     
     
     
______________________________ Reply Separator _________________________________
Subject: Alocasias 
Author:  <aroid-l@mobot.org> at mailgate 
Date:    31/3/99 8:47
     
     
Dear All,
3 questions:
1) I have just obtained a magnificent plant of A.wentii (very large, 4 feet 
plus high and with beautiful purple reverse to the leaves). I understand that 
this plant may actually be a hybrid and that the real wentii is not in general 
cultivation. If that is the case can anyone tell me the parentage of the 
hybrid?
     
2) Do Alocasias hybridize easily? The A. wentii is coming in to flower and I 
thought I would try to cross it with another species if I can find one in 
flower.
     
3) Lastly does anyone have seeds/tubers of A. Hilo Beauty? (if it sets seeds 
at all!). This is impossible to obtain in Britain and it is SO beautiful.....
     
Many thanks,
Geoffrey Kibby
     
     
     






 © 1995-2015 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index