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Re: [Aroid-l] (maybe A. hypnosa?) Re: Alocasia ID

I have A. hypnosa and it always has multiple leaves, the one in the ID request seems only to have a single leaf.  As written below, the other obvious trait is the appearance above (and below) ground of the stolons which form bulbs by the end of the growing season.  One other thing I note is that the leaves almost feel like latex, they're so rubbery.....

Eugene Hoh <eugene_hoh@yahoo.com.au> wrote:

Do you know if it sends out long runners at ground
level? If so... perhaps it could be that
'stoloniferous' Alocasia from SW China and Thailand
that was eventually called A. hypnosa - the pattern of
the veins looks similar. That species is 'unusual' in
that it normally goes dormant in the winter/dry
season, and has a fat rhizome and rather thin leaves.
Also, apparently, the upper part of the spathe is
reddish or purple in colour.

I know there are a few people on aroid-L who are more
familiar with this species - maybe they could chime

Anyway, there's an A. hypnosa page on the IAS website:

And a link to the scientific publication of A. hypnosa
(detailed description & drawings):

Hope this is helpful.


--- Brian Williams wrote:

> I got this plant through a friend. I believe it was
> collected in
> Thailand. It looks to be a Alocasia. It's leaves are
> a bit thinner than
> most it almost seems like a alocasia X colocasia
> hybrid. Anyone known
> what species this is?
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