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RE: [Aroid-l] Alocasia ID help please

  • Subject: RE: [Aroid-l] Alocasia ID help please
  • From: "Eduardo Goncalves" edggon@hotmail.com
  • Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 16:30:27 +0000

Dear Dan

In my opinion both are Xanthosomas. The first link is X. violaceum (or a hibrid of it that I have seen recently in Brazil) and the second one seems to be the true X. sagittifolium.

Very best wishes,


Dr. Eduardo G. Goncalves
Universidade Catolica de Brasilia
Curso de Ciencias Biologicas
Sala M-206, QS 7, Lote 1, EPTC
CEP 72030-170, Taguatinga – DF, BRAZIL.

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Reply-To: Discussion of aroids <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
To: "Discussion of aroids" <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
Subject: [Aroid-l] Alocasia ID help please
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2005 07:59:03 -0400

HI all,

I received a couple of Alocasia (I guess that is what they are) with no IDs. I really know nothing about Alocasia (or Colocasia or Xanthosoma for that matter) and so all help will be greatly appreciated!! These are from India, although I have no idea where, but I'm working on that. I posted pics at the following sites:



Thanks in advance for any help you can provide,


Dan Devor
Gibsonia, PA
a real hot zone 6a right now!!

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