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Re: x amazonica parent

  • To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
  • Subject: Re: x amazonica parent
  • From: Denis <denis@skg.com>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2002 14:14:42 -0600 (CST)


I do not know if this make any difference in your DNA studies but I
suspect Polly is a polyploid sport of a diploid Alocasia X Amazonica
from a group of liners from a tissue culture lab. I isolated the
original one and Scott Hyndman put it into culture for me many years
ago.  Alocasia x Amazonica is a hybrid not a species. 
The true parentage of the hybrid Alocasia X Amazonica has Alocasia
sanderiana on one side and either A. lowii or A. watsoniana on the

Denis at Silver Krome Gardens
Homestead Florida 
zonneveld wrote:
> THanks for the response From what seems to me now x
> amazonica I have measured DNA per nucleus and  also from a
> velvet plant ( probably reginula I conclude from the messages) I
> found 26.2 pg for Pollly and 25.7 for x amazonica This difference is
> not signifcant. I dont  know wether x amazonica is the name of the
> female parent or the name of a hybrid of two other species. I should
> like to have the name of the parents ( other parent) of x amazonica
> Ben J.M.Zonneveld
> Clusius lab pobox 9505
> 2300 RA Leiden
> The Netherlands
> mintemp-16C(5F)
> Zonneveld@RULbim.LeidenUniv.NL
> Fax: 31-71-5274999

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