Re: Alocasia macrorrhiza berry color

Dear Tom:

Berries of Alocasia macrorrhiza are red;  although thE MANUAL OF THE
FLOWERING PLANTS OF HAWAII, in which the Araceae contribution was done by
yourself, describes them as "scarlet, 8-10 mm long, 5-8 mm in diameter."

Scott Lucas

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Croat <>
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Date: Thursday, October 08, 1998 5:29 PM
Subject: Alocasia macrorrhiza berrry color

> Has anyone seen mature fruit on Alocasia macrorrhiza and if so
>what color are the berries.  I have them reported as whitish though I
>honestly don't know where I came up with this and a reviewer of my
>description says he thinks they may be orange.  I would really
>appreciate a reply from anyone who has more intimate knowledge of this
> Tom
>Thomas B. Croat, Ph.D.
>P.A. Schulz Curator of Botany
>Missouri Botanical Garden
>P.O. Box 299
>St. Louis, MO 63166-0299
>phone: 314-577-5163; fax 314-577-9596; email

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