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Re: [aroid-l] hybrid alocasia and more

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] hybrid alocasia and more
  • From: "Tropicals" <Tropicals@SolutionsAnalysis.net>
  • Date: Sun, 1 Aug 2004 13:30:13 -0400
  • Thread-index: AcR36/CMBBoidluBQXGZ8wefXzJsuAAAOJcA

Excellent news and congratulations on your successes.  I think we will all
be looking forward to their release to the public as a possible addition to
our collections.  Thanks for your diligence and hard work...Christian

Your AlterNative Solutions Team
Direct to Tropical / Desert Nursery

-----Original Message-----
From: aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu [mailto:aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu] On
Behalf Of Brian Williams
Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2004 12:11 PM
To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
Subject: [aroid-l] hybrid alocasia and more

Hello everyone and Joe good to see this list moving a long so much. I 
have been working on a lot of new things. I have talked about marketing 
many hybrids and everyone tells me to make small compact growers with 
nice colorful leaves. Those sound nice but I manly try to cross what I 
would want to grow. I am manly interested in large colorful growers that 
are much hardier and easier to grow. I am not sure on all the out comes 
as of yet but I have had a few small pups of Alocasia Brian William's 
survive here all winter. It was a small plant and I do not believe a 
larger plant would hold up but it does show promise that it is hardier 
than many others. I  have many other forms of the same cross of 
Amazonica and macrorrhiza that I have not yet released that have a lot 
of promise for large landscape plants.

Other hybrids I have done or coming along

Alocasia Wanda Williams ---  Corazon X Culionensis  A nice small form 
with pale like leaves white veins and a slight blue tint a few forms 
being grown with different leaf shapes.


Alocasia Brian Williams --- Amazonica X Macrorrhiza large growers much 
easier and faster to grow than most.


Newest hybrids coming along

Alocasia  longloba X Macorrhiza  

Alocasia frydek X Macrorrhiza  The frydek form I used was not the common 
form but one with narrow leaves white veins and streaked petioles. The 
hybrids have been showing signs of both white veins and streaked 
petioles and slight shimmer or velvet feel to the leaves. Much to look 
forward to with these.

I have also been crossing many cannas and coming up with many new flower 
forms and leaf forms.

Well for the rest of this letter. I expect to get some grief from some 
people LOL.

Amorphophallus Kerrii X Paeonifolius    Kerrii has proven to be hardy 
here in KY zone6 for the past 4 years it is a small grower with green to 
white flowers.

Amorphophallus Tenuistylis X Paeonifolius  Tenuistylis is a Thailand 
species looking very close to konjac but with a more closed flower.

These hybrids will be very interesting to see when fully grown. The 
blooms will be even more interesting to witness.

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