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  Strange leaf anomalies in Colocasia
From: Krzysztof Kozminski kk at kozminski.com> on 2002.09.05 at 22:42:29(9346)
Hi,

I am forwarding a message from a fellow on another email list,
regarding weird-shaped leaves in his Colocasia. Can anyone shed
some light on what's going on there?

Please CC Barry in the reply (doobieous@yahoo.com)

KK
http://www.kozminski.com

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From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2002.09.06 at 15:44:05(9355)
Hello!

I`ll take a stab at this--they look like Colocasia esculenta antiquorum, the
eddeoe of the food trade. They are known to grow more 'dry' than most
other forms of taro. The abberation is not a super-rare one, aroids do
this more often than you think, it seems like the terminal bud wants to
'divide' or branch, but did not quite make it all the way, hence the
conjoined leaves. You will also see this in some aroid blooms, tho
spadices or spathes, or partially divided spadices/spathes. There was a
discussion some time ago when One member reported a twin spadix. Nice
photos---thenks!!
Those tubers are GOOD peeled and used instead of potatoes in split pea
soups!!

Julius

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From: MossyTrail at cs.com on 2002.09.07 at 16:48:01(9363)
In a message dated 9/6/2002 5:16:11 PM Pacific Daylight Time, ju-bo@msn.com
writes:

> You will also see this in some aroid blooms, tho

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From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2002.09.08 at 04:42:19(9364)
In a message dated 9/6/2002 5:16:11 PM Pacific Daylight Time, ju-bo@msn.com
writes:

> You will also see this in some aroid blooms, tho

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