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Spectacular aroids - which ones?
From: Steve Marak <samarak at arachne.uark.edu> on 1997.08.22 at 15:06:37(1062)|
>From our recent discussion of Colocasia 'Jet Black Wonder', a.k.a. 'Black
Magic', it is one of those plants that make an impression on everyone,
even if they aren't aroid fanatics or perhaps even if they aren't really
This leads me to ask what other "Oh wow!" aroids people are growing, the
ones that stop your visitors for a second look and really excite those
who love plants?
I'm interested in hearing about the whole family, from the Arisaema that
makes both arisaema enthusiasts and non-growers alike stop and ask, to the
tropicals that draw the oohs and ahs and everything in between.
Completely aside from my selfish desire to learn about other plants I
might like to grow (which I freely admit), I'm always looking for things
with which to encourage potential new aroiders (who may or may not be
So what are these plants, and what about them makes them spectacular?
-- Steve Marak|
From: Diana Pederson <dlpederson at voyager.net> on 1997.08.22 at 15:51:10(1064)|
Steve Marak wrote:
> >From our recent discussion of Colocasia 'Jet Black Wonder',
> a.k.a. 'Black
> Magic ... what other "Oh wow!" aroids people are growing, the|
> ones that stop your visitors for a second look and really
> excite those who love plants?
I've checked the list of "scientific" names--is there a list of
the common names generally found on the labels at the nurseries?
Diana Pederson, Michigan, Zone 5 (4)
From: CDANIELLE <cdanielle at prodigy.net> on 1997.08.24 at 18:30:12(1071)|
I'm not growing this aroid, but it is one of the most spectacular I
have seen, you can see it at:
This is a picture of a variegated Alocasia off of Timothy Chapman's web|
page. I have emailed him several times and since he hasn't answered me
this seems as good a time as any to beg anyone who knows anything that
could help me locat this plant to PLEASE tell me. Please note that the
character at the end of alocas in the web address is an one, you can't
tell it from an L with my email program, don't know if it's different
Much gratitude to whoever can help me,
From: "James W. Waddick" <jim-jim at swbell.net> on 1997.08.25 at 05:15:09(1078)|
The picture isn't really all that clear, but I'd guess it is what
is known in the trade as Alocasia macrorhiza "Albovariegata". It is fairly
common in Mexiucan and Central American gardens and is certainly "around"
here in the US.
James W. Waddick Voice: 816 746 1949|
8871 NW Brostrom Rd E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kansas City MO 64152 Fax: 816 746 1939
Zone 5/6 -
Winter low -10°F
Summer high +100°F
From: "Mr R.a McClure" <Rob.McClure at sci.monash.edu.au> on 1997.08.25 at 05:29:39(1079)|
Helicodiceros muscivorus is a real crowd puller.
People stop, gasp, frown, point, recoil, faint, vomit and flee all
within about 60 seconds !
Even without its huge 'flowers' it is still a spectacular aroid. I
wouldn't be without it. ( 10,000 blowflies can't be wrong ! )
Dept.of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Monash University, Clayton 3168
From: Dana Scholle <dana at homecom.com> on 1997.08.25 at 13:53:02(1082)|
The hardware store up the street had a variegated elephant ear, but it
looked a bit different from the one pictured.. It was a little spotted
fellow. I might could ask them to order another, but it looks like an
entirely different species/cultivar from the one you're looking for.
At 01:29 PM 8/24/97 -0500, you wrote:|
>I'm not growing this aroid, but it is one of the most spectacular I
>have seen, you can see it at:
>This is a picture of a variegated Alocasia off of Timothy Chapman's web
>page. I have emailed him several times and since he hasn't answered me
>this seems as good a time as any to beg anyone who knows anything that
>could help me locat this plant to PLEASE tell me. Please note that the
>character at the end of alocas in the web address is an one, you can't
>tell it from an L with my email program, don't know if it's different
>Much gratitude to whoever can help me,
From: Matyas Buzgo <buzgo at systbot.unizh.ch> on 1997.08.25 at 15:38:29(1087)|
You got your own address wrong!!!
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Institute for Systematic Botany of the University of Zurich
Zollikerstr. 107 email@example.com
CH-8008 Zurich Ph: +41-1 385 44 32
Switzerland Fax: +41-1 385 44 03
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