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Re: [Aroid-l] Intrageneric crossing?

  • Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Intrageneric crossing?
  • From: "Peter Boyce" botanist@malesiana.com
  • Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2006 07:34:30 +0800


I'm inclined to agree with Wilbert about the top and bottom image; certainly
the leaf emergence of the top image and the venation on the bottom look
'wrong'. In fact, I'd go so far as to say the bottom image reminds me
strongly of a member of the Rosaceae, Photinia x fraseri.

The middle image I'm not so sure about - to my eyes there are two 'aroidish'
inflorescence/infructescences in the middle of the leafy crown. I've tried
enlarging the image but he quality is too poor to reveal anything definite.

Aglaonema and Dieffenbachia are a fair distance apart in terms of
relationship. Curiously, if someone posted a claim of a Aglaonmea x Anubias
or Aglaonmema x Nephthytis hybrid (or indeed Dieffencachia x Gorgonium!
(sorry Eduardo!) I'd be a lot less sceptical.


----- Original Message ----- From: Abrimaal
To: Discussion of aroids
Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2006 1:08 AM
Subject: [Aroid-l] Intrageneric crossing?

The Aglaonema group is discussing now if Dieffenbachia can be crossed with Aglaonema... I know that they belong to deiierent tribes and have different pollination biology, however the Group says to me that the Japanese crossed Alocasia x Colocasia (the same tribe). Does anybody know anything about this Alo-Colocasia hybrid?

Marek Argent

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