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Re: [aroid-l] Eddoe

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Eddoe
  • From: "Plantsman" plantsman@prodigy.net
  • 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 72F 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
dormant, period!

David Sizemore
Kingsport, TN (Zone 6a)
where the drought finally appears to be over for awhile

----- Original Message -----
From: "Clarence Hammer" <chammer@cfl.rr.com>
To: <aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu>
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???
: Russ.
: ----- Original Message -----
: From: "The Thaumaturgist" <asitkghosh@yahoo.com>
: To: <aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu>
: 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 <chammer@cfl.rr.com> 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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