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RE: [Aroid-l] New Dark Alocasia

  • Subject: RE: [Aroid-l] New Dark Alocasia
  • From: "Alistair Hay" <ajmhay@hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 27 May 2007 10:16:33 +1000

What a wonderful-looking plant! If its not a hybrid it certainly looks like alba or sarawakensis. I was interested to see you say it was not alba: not disagreeing with you, but why not? 


From:  LARIANN GARNER <AROIDIAN@worldnet.att.net>
Reply-To:  Discussion of aroids <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
To:  aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
Subject:  [Aroid-l] New Dark Alocasia
Date:  Sat, 26 May 2007 17:16:57 -0400
>Fellow Aroiders,
>I found this Alocasia at a mom n'pop nursery in south Florida; I had
>gone there because they seemed to have a lot of Colocasias and
>Alocasias.  This plant stopped me in my tracks, and of course I got
>one for my work at Aroidia.  Has anyone ever seen this plant or know
>the species?  I'm confident it is not Alocasia plumbea Nigra, or the
>one people are calling "Jurassic Dark", which is supposed to be a
>variety of Alocasia plumbea Nigra.
>I think that it is a chimeric variegant of Alocasia sarawakensis,
>based on morphological similarities.  Once I see it bloom, I will
>know for sure.
>Here's the link:
>Aroidia Research
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