Re: Alocasia araceae
From: Dean Sliger <email@example.com>
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Saturday, March 24, 2001 12:31 PM
Subject: Re: Alocasia araceae
I too have been pondering the possabilities, and agree w/ Dean here in that
we need to SEE a specimen, this will be the proof of the pudding! At this
point everything is speculation!
W. P. B.,
>Just tossing something out from left field, adding to the speculation
frenzy, but have we ruled out that the plant's not a Caladium? I know
many aroid-ers will huff and guffah at the idea, but to the "average"
person there isn't a lot of difference. Many gardening catalogues list
Alocasias and Colocasias as "elephant ear caladiums."
What someone needs to do is get their hands on a specimen of the plant in
On Fri, 23 Mar 2001 22:56:54 -0600 (CST) "Gabe Thomas"
> 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?)
> Beauty' it would look somewhat similar to the description. I know
> araceae is incorrect nomenclature, but that's how it was written in
> article. However, the improper nomenclature could be a typo or
> confusion on
> the part of the writer. Anyway, is anyone familiar with Suwanee
> located in Florida? I can't find any reference to them online.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Lester Kallus <email@example.com>
> To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Friday, March 23, 2001 1:24 PM
> Subject: Re: Alocasia araceae
> > From the description of this Alocasia, though, it sounds like
> > described by a college kid in the late 60s. The individual who
> > these splashes of lavender , yellow, white, and pink on its leaves
> > 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
> > >familiar with scientific nomenclature, and is just saying
> > >(Araceae)" - giving the family name and not committing to any
> > >than the genus of the plant. [Note that I am refraining from any
> > >comment about people's unwillingness to become comfortable with
> > >names.] derek