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Re: Colocasia gaoligongensis?/Pete Boyce

  • Subject: Re: Colocasia gaoligongensis?/Pete Boyce
  • From: "Robin Bell" <kneel@st-chad.demon.co.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2007 19:47:35 +0100

Marek,

I have been out and checked!  They are all simialar with only a small 
sterile region at the tip of the spadix.

Chad.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marek Argent" <abri1973@wp.pl>
To: "Discussion of aroids" <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2007 1:21 AM
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Colocasia gaoligongensis?/Pete Boyce


> Hello,
>
> Or it is C. esculenta with a malformed spadix.
> I have Zantedeschia aethiopica and once it bloomed like this (see the
> attachment - it had sterile male flowers which looked like an appendix),
> but the rest of inflorescences were typical. Is it the only one infl. you
> have seen on this plant?
>
> Marek
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Robin Bell" <kneel@st-chad.demon.co.uk>
> To: "Discussion of aroids" <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
> Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2007 2:05 PM
> Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Colocasia gaoligongensis?/Pete Boyce
>
>
>> Several people have suggested it is just a highland cultivar of
>> C.esculenta, but we have several clones of it in circulation, that are
>> close
>> enough to be the same species as each other, but are distinct from
>> esculenta
>> to my eye.  It was imported from China as CO.flax [which it clearly
>> isn't],
>> from Mrs Chen Yi, Kitchen Nursery, Beijing.
>>
>> The strongest reason for doubting esculenta is the spadix, which has only
>> a
>> vestigial appendix.  I think esculenta usually has a significant 
>> appendix.
>>
>> I append a picture of the spadix.  If I have mastered the art of posting
>> here!
>>
>> Chad.
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo@msn.com>
>> To: <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
>> Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2007 11:25 AM
>> Subject: [Aroid-l] Colocasia gaoligongensis?/Pete Boyce
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> From : Deni Bown <Deni@yaxhampark.co.uk>
>> Reply-To : Discussion of aroids <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
>> Sent : Thursday, September 27, 2007 2:02 PM
>> To : "Discussion of aroids" <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
>> Subject : [Aroid-l] FW: Colocasia gaoligongensis?
>>
>>
>> Attachment :  2007_0101Colocasia0002small.JPG (0.16 MB),
>> 2007_0101Colocasia0004small.JPG (0.08 MB), 
>> 2007_0101Colocasia0006small.JPG
>> (0.05 MB)
>>
>> Dear Deni and Chad,
>>
>> I think that we need to call in THE big gun here--- Pete Boyce, HELP!
>> To me it looks like one of the MANY cultivars of cold-hardy C. esculenta
>> with a virus!   Colocasia being a VERY vegetativly 'plastic' genus with 
>> so
>> many cultivars varying one from the other by just minor differences, I
>> wonder if C. gaoligonsis is a "good" or 'recognized' species?   Again,
>> HELP
>> Pete!
>>
>> The Best,
>>
>> Colocasia wallawallabingbang (AKA Julius)
>> WPB, FLORIDA
>>
>>>>Please could you post this on Aroid-l.  Robin has tried but had no luck.
>>>>We have been in communication about this species and as I couldn't help,
>>>>I
>>>>suggested he try the big wide world of aroiders.
>>
>> Many thanks,
>> Deni Bown
>>
>> From: Robin Bell [mailto:kneel@st-chad.demon.co.uk]
>> Sent: 24 September 2007 19:06
>> To: Deni Bown
>> Subject: Fw: Colocasia gaoligongensis?
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>
>> From: Robin Bell
>>
>> To: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com
>>
>> Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 8:18 AM
>>
>> Subject: Fw: Colocasia gaoligongensis?
>>
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>
>> From: Robin Bell
>>
>> To: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com
>>
>> Sent: Friday, September 14, 2007 10:21 PM
>>
>> Subject: Colocasia gaoligongensis?
>>
>> We grow this Colocasia in UK.  It seems hardy to about -8C.  Maximum
>> height
>> [out doors] is 1 meter [3 ft].  It has been identified as Colocasia
>> esculenta 'Illustris' through the ID board here, but I don't think it is.
>> The appendix is vestigial, and the junction of the tube and spathe is
>> barely
>> constricted.  A Chinese key gives C. gaoligongensis.  Any thoughts? 
>> Chad.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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