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Re: Alocasia identification

Hi David,

 This is Alocasia odora. The appendix wider that the male flower zone,
 glaucous spathe and oblong (not lanceolate) spathe limb are diagnostic. The
 leaves of this and A. macrorrizos are similar, but A. odora is always
slightly peltate in the sinus between the posterior lobes whereas A.
 macrorrizos has the posterior costae (and thus sinus) naked in adult plants
 (although IS peltate in juvenile plants).

 Very best


> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "David Broederbauer" <david.broederbauer@univie.ac.at>
> To: <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
> Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2009 7:25 PM
> Subject: [Aroid-l] Alocasia identification
>> Hello,
>> I have found an aroid at the botanical garden of Vienna, which was
>> classified as Xanthosoma sagittifolium. But that's wrong, I guess.
>> I would say its an Alocasia (basal placentation, ovules few), maybe
>> Alocasia macrorrhizos?
>> Here is the link to the pictures plus information:
>> http://www.botanik.univie.ac.at/morphology/morphology/scientific/scientific.htm
>> Any suggestion would be helpful and ,if needed, I could send more 
>> pictures
>> or detailed informations.
>> All the best,
>> David
>> -- 
>> Mag. David Bröderbauer
>> Faculty Center of Biodiversity
>> Department of Palynology and Structural Botany
>> University of Vienna
>> Rennweg 14
>> A 1030 Wien
>> Austria
>> http://www.botanik.univie.ac.at/morphology/
>> Tel.:++43 1 4277 54087
>> Fax: ++43 1 4277 9541
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