Re: Experiment for members.
Try logging this site ......www.agristarts.com........They have a good
range of Aroids,(Alocasia,colocasias,Philodendrons,Anthuriums....)
Papillote Wilderness Retreat wrote:
> 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
> > email@example.com