hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: Colocasia & Alocasia winter storage temp

Well the explains why I've done so poorly with illustris & fontanesii in
the past!  I did even worse with burgandy stem.  

I found an antiquorum illustirs offshoot about 4" high and decided to
transplant that rather than try to store it.  Apparently that decision
(before I learned what you say) has insured that I'll have that for next
year.  Can I assume you're suggesting I replant my fontanesii right away?  

How does the all black colocasia (the one with a thousand names including
"black magic") do?

At 08:42 AM 12/11/98 -0600, you wrote:
>> So, am I again behind on nomenclature?  Last I heard, C. antiquorum
>> was a subspecies of C. esculenta ("taro").
>> Jason Hernandez
>So?  That doesn't mean every subspecies has the same characteristics.
>I'll be the first
>one to admit I'm not sure of the nomenclature, but there are several
>that have fleshy
>tubers, are stoloniferous and do *not* do well in bare root storage. 
>Two of these include a purple-stemmed
>colocasia and also one that has green leaves heavily covered with
>irregular purple blotches.
>I have seen these referred to as Colocasia fontanesii and Colocasia
>antiquroum "Illustris", respectively.
>We can leave nomenclature to the true experts, but if I'm wrong on these
>names, so are a lot
>of people.

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index