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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!


----- 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?

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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

The Best,

Colocasia wallawallabingbang (AKA Julius)

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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