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  Abasia borneo?
From: "plantsman" plantsman at prodigy.net> on 2003.11.23 at 22:24:18(10854)
This is one that perhaps Dewey knows about. Ree Gardens, owned by Steve
and Marie Nock in Pinecrest, FL shows an aroid featured on the
Tropicalgardening.com website that they describe at Abasia borneo, but looks
suspiciously like some kind of Alocasia:

http://www.tropicalgardening.com/ReeGardens/reegardens2.html

I'm not familiar with the genus Abasia. Can anyone check this out?

David Sizemore

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From: "Derek Burch" derek at horticulturist.com> on 2003.11.24 at 03:17:15(10855)
Unfortunately 'Tropical Gardening' has its strange aspects. I am sure
that the origin of 'Abasia' may lie in sloppy proofreading. If you go to
the Ree Gardens section of their site at the address David gives, you
will see a weird introductory paragraph, and, under the picture of
crotons the statement "The genetic variations displayed by croutons are
always a welcome surprise. "
Anything goes ... ! Derek

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From: Harry Witmore harrywitmore at witmore.net> on 2003.11.24 at 05:03:02(10856)
I don't think there is a Genus Abasia. I cannot find any reference to that
name other than a disease.

At 01:24 AM 11/24/2003 -0500, you wrote:

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From: Jonathan Ertelt jonathan.ertelt at vanderbilt.edu> on 2003.11.24 at 08:29:35(10858)
> This is one that perhaps Dewey knows about. Ree Gardens, owned by Steve
>and Marie Nock in Pinecrest, FL shows an aroid featured on the
>Tropicalgardening.com website that they describe at Abasia borneo, but looks
>suspiciously like some kind of Alocasia:
>
>http://www.tropicalgardening.com/ReeGardens/reegardens2.html
>
>I'm not familiar with the genus Abasia. Can anyone check this out?

David,

Just a guess, but if someone misread Alocasia, especially if it was written
rather than typed, and the 'l' and the 'o' were too close together, there's
the 'b.' Perhaps the 'c' was forgotten, or perhaps it ran into the 'a', and
that changes the non-genus word "Abasia" back to "Alocasia." If it was
typed, perhaps the person who retyped it just needs glasses - who knows. I
suspect that it should read "Alocasia sp. from Borneo" - a perfect example
of the need for copy editors or at least proofreaders, hmmm?

Jonathan

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From: "ron iles" roniles at eircom.net> on 2003.11.24 at 10:46:24(10860)
Alocasia > Aloasia > Abasia. Did somebody need reading specs?

R

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From: Hermine hermine at endangeredspecies.com> on 2003.11.24 at 13:38:26(10861)
At 02:25 PM 11/24/2003, Peter Boyce wrote:

Ah ha, these are special croutons that have been selected because they have
undergone genetic modification that allows them to remain crisp in the humid
tropics. Ideal for use in soup, too.

Pete

they are lightly tossed in spar varnish! and dried in the sun! guaranteed
to float in soup!

hermine

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From: "Peter Boyce" peterboyce at myjaring.net> on 2003.11.24 at 14:25:23(10862)
Ah ha, these are special croutons that have been selected because they have
undergone genetic modification that allows them to remain crisp in the humid
tropics. Ideal for use in soup, too.

Pete

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From: "Peter Boyce" peterboyce at myjaring.net> on 2003.11.24 at 14:26:43(10863)

David

This is Alocasia robusta.

Pete

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