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Re: Experiment for members.

Where can I find a picture of "Hilo Beauty"

Julius Boos wrote:
> Dear Members and fellow Aroidophyles,
> The following messages have prompted me to start this discussion on our
> forum in the hope that one of us with the necessary facitities can and will
> perform a few fairly simple experiments with a few aroids that will answer
> some very important Aroid-related questions.
>     > Hilo Beauty does not look like an Alocasia to me: more likely a
>      Caladium/Xanthosoma.
>           Alistair Hay<
>      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<
> The problem/plan is as follows--
> Several Aroids have never been adequitly identified to species, and in the
> case of 'Hilo beauty', not even to a genus(!).  My opinion is that 'Hilo
> beauty' will turn out to be a Colocasia of some sort.   'Hilo Beauty' and
> Caladium humboldtii have never been known to flower, and in C. humboldtii
> suggestions have been made that it is just a small 'form' of C. bicolor
> ('true' C. bicolor flowers readily), and should plants such as the two
> aforementioned, plus several others,  be induced to flower it would then be
> a fairly simple matter to examine the blooms and assign them to their
> correct species/genus.
> Flowering in the Aroid genera Dieffenbachia and Aglaonema has been seemingly
> easily induced by the use of Gibberellic Acid (GA3), and the method
> documented in articles in back issues of our wonderful Volumes of Aroideana,
> so it would seem to me to be a fairly simple exercise for anyone with the
> minimum facilities and supplies to carry out the same thing with some or all
> of these unidentified aroids with a view to inducing them to produce flowers
> and thereby putting to rest, once and for all, their so-far problematic
> identities.
> I can supply copies of the articles detailing exactly how the acid is
> applied, and even perhaps a specimen or two of the aforementioned plants to
> someone who has the proper facilities (lab and greenhouse?) and is seriously
> interested in this valuable project.
> I look forward to suggestions and comments on this proposal from out
> members.
> Sincerely,
> Cheers and good growing,
> Julius
> ju-bo@msn.com

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