Thanks to Dennis and everyone else who set me on
the right track. The one image is Xanthosoma, not an
Colocasia, my mistake.
Now I think what Denis is telling me might be the
case here. I don't have any real idea where or what it came from. I
only know that I never planted it and have never seen anything similar to it in
the surrounding area before last summer. Next to A. cuculata,
the 'thing's' blades look giant and it's still a young plant. I
didn't think about that, but it could be a chromosome thing.
It was suggested that it might be the Alocasia
odora 'Indian', and although it does look similar, I think it is a
little different at least at this stage.
I'll post another image of this 'thing' in a few
months, next to something for a size comparison. If it continues to pucker
like it is doing now it will be really sharp plant to get into
I'm new to this forum, and have had a blast
contributing and learning.
Thanks again, Windy Aubrey
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2007 4:43
Subject: RE: [Aroid-l] Natural
Could proposed natural hybrid merely be an aneuploid
or polyploid seedling of Alocasia cucullata with thicker, broader leaves and
more pronounced interveinal puckering? Whatever it is it is an improvement
over plain old A. cucullata. See if it gets bigger than the standard cucullata
when it matures.
Silver Krome Gardens
The 'thing' is off course interesant,and seem
to have both
part of colocasia gigantea and alocasia
But i don't think that the last pic(but pic
number 1) is colocasia gigantea.Colocasia have more round
all plants that i know.This plant seem more a
for me.And if i know that some cross were made
between colocasia and alocasia,i don't think that it could be possible
between xanthosoma and alocasia.Mr Hay?Mr Boyce?What are thinking the
----- Original Message -----
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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