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Re: [aroid-l] Alocasia robusta & macrorrhizos Borneo Giant

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Alocasia robusta & macrorrhizos Borneo Giant
  • From: "Peter Boyce" peterboyce@myjaring.net
  • Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 06:10:19 +0700

We ship regualarly to the US and seldom have problems with red-tape and dead
PROVIDED the recipient has their paperwork in place for when the plants
arrive at US Customs!

Peter Boyce
Senior Botanist
Malesiana Tropicals
1st Floor, Uplands Shop House
Lot 4909, Sect. 64 KTLD
Jalan Uplands
93300 Kuching
Sarawak, Malaysia

082 419 290 (office)
082 699 160 (nursery)
012 890 3509 (handphone)

----- Original Message -----
From: "bamboochik" <bamboochik@earthlink.net>
To: <aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu>
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2003 7:03 PM
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Alocasia robusta & macrorrhizos Borneo Giant

> Try here:
> Loresco just sent me a quote at 40.00 a gallon but this does not cover
shipping nor Phyto cert. so it will be quite costly.
> Another is: http://www.malesiana.tropicals.com.my/index.html  but the
possibility of the plant getting to you alive after all the red tape is
> ....b.f.n....deb/AL
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: danny wilson
> To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> Sent: 11/16/2003 2:11:20 PM
> Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Alocasia robusta & macrorrhizos Borneo Giant
> Thanks for that info on the two species.  I am a big fan of A. rubusta and
any information is always greatly appreciated.
> I am not growing A. robusta at the moment because i can't find any place
to aquire one.  Does anybody know a place that has them for sale?
> Thanks again to Peter for the info and thanks in advance for any
information on possible sources for A. rubusta.
> -Danny Wilson
> >From: "Peter Boyce"
> >Reply-To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> >To:
> >Subject: [aroid-l] Alocasia robusta & macrorrhizos Borneo Giant
> >Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2003 14:59:41 +0700
> >
> >Hi all
> >
> >I've been having a very interesting email correspondence regarding A.
macrorrhizos Borneo Giant vs. A. robusta and it seems that there are
different plants circulating under the name 'Borneo Giant'.
> >
> >For what they're worth here are some observations of A. robusta here in
> >
> >The juvenile stage of A. robusta has a rather smooth leaf with the veins
on the undesurface not particularly prominent and it can look VERY different
to mature plants (not just the size difference!) It is only when the plant
begins to mature (c. 1 m or more tall) that the very pronounced veining on
the lower leaf surface becomes prominent.
> >
> >There are two ways of distinguishing A. robusta even as a young plant.
One is that the undersurface of the leaf is coated with easily removed white
powdery wax. The other is that cut tissue turns orange immediately on
exposure to air.
> >
> >Mature A. robusta are very easily distinguished from A. macrorrhizos by
the way that the inflorescences appear. In A. robusta a large cluster of
spathes, up to 40, is grouped in the centre of the plant; A. macrorrhizos
produces inflorescences in twos or rarely threes at the base of each leaf.
The lower spathe (the tubular part) is white with conspicuous red markings
in A. robusta, it is pale green and un-marked in A. macrorrhizos.
> >
> >Hope this helps some
> >
> >Pete
> >
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