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  Alocasia ID help please
From: plantguy at zoominternet.net> on 2005.06.24 at 11:59:03(13037)
HI all,

I received a couple of Alocasia (I guess that is
what they are) with no IDs. I really know nothing about Alocasia (or
Colocasia or Xanthosoma for that matter) and so all help will be greatly
appreciated!! These are from India, although I have no idea where, but I'm
working on that. I posted pics at the following sites:



Thanks in advance for any help you can


From: RAYMOMATTLA at cs.com on 2005.06.24 at 14:58:42(13040)
Looks like Xanthosoma violeceum, not sure about the second one.
From: "Abrimaal Svartvinter" abrimaal at o2.pl> on 2005.06.24 at 15:42:13(13041)
Hello. I'm sure this is not Alocasia, rather a
Xanthosoma. If you have a problem with the ID, you can always send photos to the
ID Center (available from the www.aroid.org
and www.araceum.prv.pl homepages.
From: "Abrimaal Svartvinter" abrimaal at o2.pl> on 2005.06.24 at 15:43:10(13042)
Yhe first one can be a juvenile Xanthosoma
violaceum, but not 100% sure

From: "Dany Hervelle" bs246466 at skynet.be> on 2005.06.25 at 18:56:58(13053)
Both are xanthosoma for
From: plantguy at zoominternet.net> on 2005.06.26 at 01:27:22(13055)
Hi All,

Thanks to everyone that helped me sort this
out!!! The violaceum is a pretty plant I must say. Hopefully I can
store the tuber for the winter without too many problems so that it will get
nice and big next summer, although I have high hopes yet for this year with the
heat we are getting!!


From: "Eduardo Goncalves" edggon at hotmail.com> on 2005.06.28 at 16:30:27(13064)
Dear Dan

In my opinion both are Xanthosomas. The first link is X. violaceum (or a
hibrid of it that I have seen recently in Brazil) and the second one seems
to be the true X. sagittifolium.

Very best wishes,


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