Re: [aroid-l] Eddoe
- Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Eddoe
- From: "Plantsman" firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 15:58:51 -0400
I've seen this 'red dot' variety identified as Colocasia esculenta
var. aquatilis. This same type grows for miles along the San Marcos
River, TX (between Austin & San Antonio), starting right below the
Aquarena Springs Lake dam in San Marcos. The constant 72°F water
from the giant springs ensures that it grows very well year 'round.
It doesn't produce a tuber and is very stoloniferous. I grew them
for several years here in Northeast TN, and a few escaped stolons
that were buried survived our cold winters. The pots that were put
in the basement for the winter subsequently died after being dry for
a couple of months (as did my C. 'Black Magic' <sniff>). I tried it
again with the next year and kept them moist. They also died.
Alas, with no greenhouse and an already crowded windowsill, it was
all that I could offer them. It seems that they don't want to go
Kingsport, TN (Zone 6a)
where the drought finally appears to be over for awhile
----- Original Message -----
From: "Clarence Hammer" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, August 19, 2002 4:12 PM
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Eddoe
: Thanks Asit. The one in ditches so prevalent here
: in central Fla doesn't seem to be a huge grower, altho maybe
: conditions and overcrowding
: may be stunting them. Their leaf looks just like the
: one you posted with the red dot. Anyone else have
: an input to firm up these identifications???
: ----- Original Message -----
: From: "The Thaumaturgist" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
: To: <email@example.com>
: Sent: Monday, August 19, 2002 7:39 AM
: Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Eddoe
: > Hi Clarence
: > Thanks for reminding me. I don't know how I forgot to mention
: > very name of the subject that I wrote about.
: > I believe Eddoe is Colocasia esculenta "Antiquorum".
: > However the ones that you see in the ditches in Florida,
: > called "Swamp Taro" by locals, are NOT Eddoe. I only know that
: > are another variety of Colocasia esculenta.
: > Asit
: > ==============================================================
: > --- Clarence Hammer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
: > > So what is the botanical name of the Alocasia/Colocasia
: > > This
: > > looks like the one I see in ditches here in central Fla that
: > > seen
: > > referred to as 'Red Dot'.
: > >
: > > Thanks for those great pictures.
: > >
: > > Russ.
: > >
: > >
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