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Re: Xanthosoma maculatum

  • Subject: Re: Xanthosoma maculatum
  • From: Jill Bell <godjillab@home.com>
  • Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2001 11:41:05 -0500 (CDT)

on 7/1/01 12:24 PM, Julius Boos at ju-bo@email.msn.com wrote:
I am glad that you brought up this plant, Julius!  I have one plant that is
called alocasia "Hilo Beauty", and I am not sure where I got it, and a plant
that looks suspiciously similar but it is too small to tell,  called
xanthosoma "Hilo Beauty" that I got from Tom Winn.  If either of them
flower, I will write you for specific instructions on proper handling of the
bloom and send it to you, (I am guessing that you are more than qualified)
to properly identify.  I am very curious and I figured that one of them was
mis-marked or that the nomenclature had changed.
Best Regards,

-- Jill Bell
Graphic Design, Web Design, Illustration and Digital Photography

> -----Original Message-----
> From: George Yao <gcyao@netasia.net>
> To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
> Date: Sunday, June 24, 2001 8:36 PM
> Subject: Xanthosoma maculatum
> Dear George,
> IF poss., please post a photo!   This 'Hilo Beauty' at various times has
> been assigned to at least FOUR gerena that I know of, Colocasia, Xanthosoma,
> Alocasia AND Caladium.   I have been told that it has been known to flower
> in cultivation, so this is yet another plea to anyone who grows this plant
> to put any bloom it may produce in rubbing alcohol and get it (or at least a
> GOOD photo of the entire bloom, AND then a cut-away showing the entire
> spadix) to SOMEONE who can ID it to genus!
> Good growing to all,
> Julius
>>> Hi everyone,
> I visited a friend this morning and he showed me a plant tagged as
> Xanthosoma maculatum. It looked very similar to Alocasia 'Hilo Beauty' in
> markings, but the leaves were more the shape of Xanthosoma sagittaefolium.
> Anyone can tell me anything about this plant?
> George Yao <gcyao@netasia.net>
> Metro-Manila, Philippines

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