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Re: Message forwarded from outside the listserver

I have Alocasia zebrina, oor what was identified as such. I believe I
bought it at Tropiflora in Sarasota, Fl. It is beautiful; I don not know if
it is the variety he is looking for.

> From: Clarence Hester <hesterc@acpub.duke.edu>
> To: paulsull@sunline.net
> Subject: Re: Message forwarded from outside the listserver
> Date: Wednesday, June 30, 1999 11:40 PM
> Lester,
> I'm pretty sure that Fairchild in Miami has Alocasia zebrina if I recall
> correctly, so it is not just at Sarasota.  It is indeed a beautiful
> Clarence Hester
> Lester Kallus wrote:
> > I received the following email message from JoeHerbMan@aol.com.  He's
> > asking for some information about a specific Alocasia.  If anyone can
> > him out, you might want to email him directly since I don't believe
he's a
> > member of the aroid listserver.
> >
> > "Hello, I have in St. Petersburg, Florida. I saw your web-page this
> > and was interested to know if you have any knowledge of a very rare
> > Alocasia by the name of Alocasia zebrina var. Reticulata. If you can
> > me any information. I would greatly appreciate it. I know that it is
> > Southeast Asia and was first introduced in 1985 to the US. 1,000 tissue
> > cultures were made and were sent to a nursery in Homestead, FL. When
> > Hurrican Andrew came through in 1992, it destroyed everyone of them
> > the original that remained at Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, where is
> > remains today. I am told that it is a species and that the plant is
> > "lock and key," never to be removed from there. If you can help me, I
> > appreciated it. I need to know more about this plant. "

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