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  Alocasia ID
From: Don Martinson llmen at execpc.com> on 2000.10.03 at 08:38:31(5507)
Thanks to everyone who helped ID my plant as Alocasia clypeolata.

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Don Martinson

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From: Brian Williams <pugturd at alltel.net> on 2007.07.29 at 14:48:49(16016)
I got this plant through a friend. I believe it was collected in
Thailand. It looks to be a Alocasia. It's leaves are a bit thinner than
most it almost seems like a alocasia X colocasia hybrid. Anyone known
what species this is?

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From: "Marek Argent" <abri1973 at wp.pl> on 2007.07.29 at 16:00:34(16019)
Hello,

It looks closely like Alocasia macrorrhiza, but its leaves are all green.
May it be a cultivar.

Marek

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From: "Peter Boyce" <botanist at malesiana.com> on 2007.07.29 at 22:45:46(16021)
> Hi Brian,
>
> This is Alocasia hypnosa, a species from limestone in N. Thailand, N. Lao
> PDR and SW China (from the latter it was described a few years ago). It is
> an interesting species in that it is deciduous in nature and also in that
> it produces very long stolons tipped with bulbils that grw into new
> plants. In the wild A. hypnosa grows in humus-filled pockets in almost
> vertical limestone cliffs and the long stolons appear to have evolved in
> order for the plant to colonize new places on the cliff. Another
> interesting point is that the spathe limb is rich red-pink.
>
> Very best
>
> Pete
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From: Eugene Hoh <eugene_hoh at yahoo.com.au> on 2007.07.30 at 03:35:54(16026)
Brian,

Do you know if it sends out long runners at ground
level? If so... perhaps it could be that
'stoloniferous' Alocasia from SW China and Thailand
that was eventually called A. hypnosa - the pattern of
the veins looks similar. That species is 'unusual' in
that it normally goes dormant in the winter/dry
season, and has a fat rhizome and rather thin leaves.
Also, apparently, the upper part of the spathe is
reddish or purple in colour.

I know there are a few people on aroid-L who are more
familiar with this species - maybe they could chime
in?

Anyway, there's an A. hypnosa page on the IAS website:
www.aroid.org/genera/alocasia/hypnosa/

And a link to the scientific publication of A. hypnosa
(detailed description & drawings):
http://www.sekj.org/PDF/anb42-free/anb42-395.pdf

Hope this is helpful.

cheers
Eugene

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From: "Marek Argent" <abri1973 at wp.pl> on 2007.07.30 at 11:18:44(16030)
Hello,

May I publish these photos in an aroid website www.araceum.prv.pl ?
Of course I would mention your name as the photographer
and if you have a website I would add a link.

Regards
Marek Argent

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From: ALLAN TETZLAFF <atetzlaff at rogers.com> on 2007.07.30 at 12:43:02(16032)
I have A. hypnosa and it always has multiple leaves, the one in the ID request seems only to have a single leaf. As written below, the other obvious trait is the appearance above (and below) ground of the stolons which form bulbs by the end of the growing season. One other thing I note is that the leaves almost feel like latex, they're so rubbery..... AllanEugene Hoh wrote: Brian,Do you know if it sends out long runners at groundlevel? If so... perhaps it could be that'stoloniferous' Alocasia from SW China and Thailandthat was eventually called A. hypnosa - the pattern ofthe veins looks similar. That species is 'unusual' inthat it normally goes dormant in the winter/dryseason, and has a fat rhizome and rather thin leaves.Also,
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From: Brian Williams <pugturd at alltel.net> on 2007.07.30 at 14:12:03(16035)
Thanks for all the help. Being able to put photos on here has really
make getting ID a lot easier and faster.
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From: "Jan Agoston" <agoston.janos123 at gmail.com> on 2007.07.30 at 23:11:44(16041)
Maybe Remusatia? (Just a guess...)Bye,Jani, Z5a, Hungary2007/7/29, Brian Williams :
I got this plant through a friend. I believe it was collected inThailand. It looks to be a Alocasia. It's leaves are a bit thinner thanmost it almost seems like a alocasia X colocasia hybrid. Anyone knownwhat species this is?
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From: AROIDIAN at worldnet.att.net (LariAnn) on 2007.09.18 at 16:25:57(16307)
Marek,

That inflorescence is on an Alocasia macrorrhizos "Borneo Giant"

LariAnn

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From: Zach DuFran <zdufran at wdtinc.com> on 2010.11.02 at 08:10:29(21623)
Can anyone ID this plant, which is growing in the conservatory of the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens?

Thanks!

Zach

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From: Peter Boyce <phymatarum at googlemail.com> on 2010.11.02 at 21:37:31(21625)
Hi Zach,

This looks to be Hapaline benthamiana but I'd need to see an inflorescence to be certain.

Pete

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From: Brian Williams <pugturd at windstream.net> on 2010.11.02 at 22:12:51(21628)
Looks to be Caladium pictum I am not sure if their are any culture names
but this species has many clones.
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From: Harry Luther <hluther1 at hotmail.com> on 2010.11.03 at 02:20:02(21629)
Looks like a Caladium schumburgkii.       HEL
 

From: zdufran@wdtinc.com

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From: Harry Luther <hluther1 at hotmail.com> on 2010.11.03 at 02:21:39(21630)
Sorry, I mean C. picturatum.      HEL
 

From: zdufran@wdtinc.com

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From: Johannes Moonen <emeraldjunglevillage at wanadoo.fr> on 2010.11.03 at 03:23:00(21631)
Dear Zach & All,

I think this is a Cladium.

I have the same, but with the colour red added to it.

I got it from good Julius years ago and it originated from Trinidad.

We considered a form of C . bicolor if I remember well.

Julius said also it was (another) Amerindinan (Carib ?) plant.

Cheers, Joep

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From: raymomattla at cs.com on 2010.11.03 at 07:44:25(21636)
Zach, looks like Caladium picturatum to me.

Michael
Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®

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