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Re: Alocasia Black Polly

  • Subject: Re: Alocasia Black Polly
  • From: "Denis Rotolante" <denis@skg.com>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 09:47:28 -0500

Title: Message
Alison:
 
Please delineate what the initials "EA" stand for. Is that a store name or a country abbreviation or something else altogether?
 
Denis
Silver Krome Gardens
Homestead FL.
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From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of starsell@aol.com
Sent: Friday, December 11, 2009 9:57 PM
To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
Subject: [Aroid-l] Alocasia Black Polly

Dear All,
 
Adding to the recent discussion of Alocasia Amazonica 
including Black Polly I have found something I haven't yet
encountered:
 
The Black Polly plants that I have had for at least a couple of
years are the ones EA has sold with that tag that look a lot like
Amazonica only a little more compact blade and blacker face.
 
This week at a local greenhouse I found that they had some
there tagged "Black Polly" that were nothing like the EA one.
 
It was more like a lauterbachii with a very dark cast to it.
 
Has anyone seen this new appearance in the trade? 
 
EA stopped selling Amazonica everywhere and now you may be
hard-pressed to find one at all in any box store.  Only the blacker
one, now someone has co opted the name for yet another plant.
 
I just call them "trade names".
 
 
Alison
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