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Re: Alocasia araceae

I don't think it's to hard to picture (no psychedelics needed), I imagine if
Colocasia 'Black Magic' could be crossed with Alocasia (Colocasia?) 'Hilo
Beauty' it would look somewhat similar to the description. I know Alocasia
araceae is incorrect nomenclature, but that's how it was written in the
article. However, the improper nomenclature could be a typo or confusion on
the part of the writer. Anyway, is anyone familiar with Suwanee Loboratories
located in Florida? I can't find any reference to them online.


----- Original Message -----
From: Lester Kallus <lkallus@earthlink.net>
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: Friday, March 23, 2001 1:24 PM
Subject: Re: Alocasia araceae

> From the description of this Alocasia, though, it sounds like something
> described by a college kid in the late 60s.  The individual who witnessed
> these splashes of lavender , yellow, white, and pink on its leaves may
> been ingesting something other than giberillic acid.
>           Les
> At 08:22 AM 3/23/2001 -0600, you wrote:
> >Surely there is a simple explanation - the catalogue maker is not too
> >familiar with scientific nomenclature, and is just saying "Alocasia
> >(Araceae)" - giving the family name and not committing to any further
> >than the genus of the plant. [Note that I am refraining from any snotty
> >comment about people's unwillingness to become comfortable with
> >names.] derek

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