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Alocasia Elaine and A. Quilted Dreams
From: alistair_hay_at_po-sydney at rbgsyd.gov.au on 1998.09.03 at 07:45:21(2569)|
Alocasia Elaine, I have come to the conclusion, is an especially nice
form of Alocasia reginae N.E. Brown, which is a rare species known
botanically from only three collections in Sarawak and Central
A question: The plant that David Burnett called Alocasia Quilted|
Dreams (Aroideana 7 (1984) fig. 33) and which he said was also known
as Alocasia Hawaii, is supposed to have come from the Philippines. Can
anyone verify this??
The reason why I ask is because Alocasia sinuata N.E. Brown is known
botanically only from the Type specimen which N.E. Brown made at Kew.
This plant was obtained from the British nurseryman William Bull last
century and Bull had said it had come from the Philippines, but he was
not always accurate/truthful(?!) about the origin of his plants. There
is no preserved botanical material collected from the wild in the
Philippines (or anywhere else, that I know of) that matches A. sinuata
at all, but the photograph in Burnett of Quilted Dreams/Hawaii appears
to be extremely similar to the Type of A. sinuata. If it can be
verified that Quilted Dreams/Hawaii came from the Philippines, this
would pretty much corroborate the original claim that A. sinuata came
from the Philippines too - which would tie up a loose end.
Hope someone can help....
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