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Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 10:50
Subject: [Aroid-l] Natural
I thought this might be of interest to some of you
Aroiders out there, so I thought I would share these images of something I
found growing in the yard, and the two plants I suspect this new plant
In our yard, here on Oahu, we have a
large patch of Colocasia gigantea growing somewhat wild and we also have
two old Alocasia cuculata 'shrubs'.
While clearing out some white ginger that was
taking over, I came upon a small plant of something that was definitely
different appearing from anything else in the yard. I cleared around
it and let it grow.
It's now been about 8 months since this
discovery and it is turning out to be a really interesting
The blades are developing an interesting
pucker between the veins. This characteristic is becoming more
pronounced with each new blade as they harden off.
I'll be interested in seeing if it obtains the
proportions of the Colocasia gigantea.
My only explanation for this plant is that it
must be a natural hybrid of the two.
Does anyone know if Alocasia cuculata
been crossed with Colocasia gigantea intentionally before? and what
do you call an Alocasia X Colocasia?
Thanks, Windy Aubrey
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