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Re: botanical identification assistance


Alocasia Heart....  They are all heart shaped to some extent...  If I were
you, FORGET eBay!!!  You will get into a bidding frenzy and pay too much
for the plant...  Go to my Web Site listed at the end of this message for a
picture of Alocasia cucullata.
Dewey


>Alocasia cucullata is listed by one eBay auction as having a common
>name "Giant Heart".
>
>Another eBay auction site lists "Elephant Hearts, Alocasia Heart".
>I inquired about their listing and received this reply:
>
>< "Elephant Hearts, Alocasia Heart" is the only thing that was on
>< the tag when I bought the original plant about 5 years ago. I have
>checked my
>< A to Z Encyclopedia from the Amer. Hort. Society and several other
>reference
>< books I have and have never found a listing for it. Many people have
>seen it
>< and no one has ever had a different name for it. I am sure someone who
>knows
>< Alocasia well would identify it in a minute. Unfortunately, this
>person, who
>< ever that might be, has never seen mine. I am satisfied with the name
>< Elephant Hearts. It probably is a name some nursery grower put on an
>old
>< standard to make it sell better. Dianne Butler
>
>I have no information I can find on this botanical name and since
>neither auction
>have attached photos, it is still a mystery plant without a proper
>identification.
>
>Can anyone in the International Aroid Society can shed some light on
>either the
>common name and specifically the scientific name Alocasia cucullata?
>
>Thank you for your response.
>
>Claude Sweet
>San Diego, CA




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