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  alocasia sinuata
From: Tony Avent tony at plantdel.com> on 2001.10.18 at 14:52:13(7642)
Dear Aroiders:

I am looking for information on Alocasia sinuata...particularly origin,
winter hardiness, and mature size. Any help would be most appreciated.
Tony Avent

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From: "brian williams" pugturd50 at hotmail.com> on 2001.10.18 at 21:53:05(7643)
Tony I have an Alocasia sinuata. This plants has grown to 7ft but has yet to
flower for me. I have also dug the thing up every year to keep it safe from
our zone 6 winters. I have noticed each year a miss a few pup and they have
survived our winters. Though I don't think a larger bulb would survive. The
smaller tubers lasted threw 3 weeks of weather below 30 degrees. Also had
Amorphophallus albus make it threw that same winter. THANKS

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From: George Yao gcyao at netasia.net> on 2001.10.27 at 14:05:01(7688)
Brian,

Are you sure your 7ft plant is A. sinuata? Dr. A. Hay's recent review of
Philippine Alocasias described A. sinuata (syn. A. 'Quited Dreams') as a
herb to only 35cms. My Quilted Dreams grow to not much more than a
foot.

To answer Tony's query on origin, in the same review, the note on
distribution of A. sinuata says it is endemic to the Philippines.

George Yao

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From: Denis denis at skg.com> on 2001.10.28 at 16:06:34(7704)
Dear Aroiders:

The tall Alocasia plants that were sent out of my nursery labeled
Alocasia sinuata could very well have been miss identified. The Tissue
culture labs are propagators and take the word of the person who brings
a plant in as to its identity. There is no protocol which requires that
they take it to a taxonomist and have it properly identified before they
propagate and disseminate liners to plant nurseries to grow out and
sell. Therefor a few plants go out into the industry with incorrect
names because growers believe the lab's id or the originators id to be
correct.

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From: "brian williams" pugturd50 at hotmail.com> on 2001.10.28 at 19:07:33(7705)
I believe Dennis is right. The sinuata I have was from agri starts. It maybe
a hybrid? But I do have a collected sinuata and they are defiantly not the
same plant. Of course it seems the sinuata that is most commonly known is
not the true plant. What then should it be called? I knew this was not the
true sinuata but it is what everyone knows as sinuata. What ever it is it
grows just as big and as fast as portora. Yet I have not seen a flower but
some pups did survive my harsh winter which was very cold. 30 days below
freezing in one month. It also seems to pup freely as well.

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