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Re: Colocasia flowers

  • Subject: Re: Colocasia flowers
  • From: Scott Radford <s.rad4d@ymail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2010 07:20:18 +0000 (GMT)

Hi Kyle

I grow lots of Colocasias here in the UK

I also have Zantedesschia in my pond and can say from my experience that the Colocasia flowers do not open up to the full extent of the Zantedeschia flowers - i.e to the point where the top is completely fanned out. In contrast Colocasia flowers do open up a bit, but they only need to open enough to allow the natural pollinator insects to get in, not necessarily our eyes.

But you are right, regardless, the bright yellow spathes on the darker varients such as Black Magic do look great.

Scott Radford strictly (un)professional aroid grower Gloucestershire, UK -  Zone 10 in your terminology 

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  1. Re: Dracunculus and Dracunculus (Peter Boyce)
  2. Calocasia flowers (Kyle Baker)
  3. Re: Birthday and Mainers? (Kyle Baker)


Message: 1
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2010 12:27:43 +0800
From: Peter Boyce <phymatarum@googlemail.com>
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Dracunculus and Dracunculus
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Yes, provided that are not in the same kingdom. So, you can have animals and
plants and fungi sharing the name. Araceae has an example Hapale (a syn of
Hapaline) and also a genus of marmoset.


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[mailto:aroid-l-bounces@www.gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of Marek Argent
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To: discussion of aroids
Subject: [Aroid-l] Dracunculus and Dracunculus


While searching the web for documents I found something that made me scared.

Besides Dracunculus vulgaris and Dracunculus canariense, which we almost all
heard about,

I found a document mentioning different species of Dracunculus which are...


Is it admissible for two quite different unrelated taxa to bear the same
generic name?



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Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2010 04:27:41 -0700 (PDT)
From: Kyle Baker <kylefletcherbaker@yahoo.com>
Subject: [Aroid-l] Calocasia flowers
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In the quest of my ever learning...we've some Calocasia 'Black Magic' to the nursery I am employed at which are flowering......Bright yellow beautiful spadex's........that NEVER open....I'm starting to think that they aren't going to look like my mental expectation of a Zantedeschia floresence but do they ever open further than just a tight bud???

Mr. Kyle Fletcher Baker, MCN

Maine Zone 5

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Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2010 06:32:08 -0700 (PDT)
From: Kyle Baker <kylefletcherbaker@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Birthday and Mainers?
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December 12th Birthday by the way so no live plants then...lol...

And i'm wondering if there are any members of the group other than myself from Maine??

Mr. Kyle Fletcher Baker, MCN

Maine Zone 5

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