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  black colocasia
From: Diane Whitehead <ua024 at freenet.victoria.bc.ca> on 1997.08.26 at 11:43:04(1096)
Last year I bought two Colocasias: C. antiquorum Illustris from Plant
Delights in North Carolina, with purple and green leaves, and a totally
dark purple leaved one with even darker stems from Humber Nurseries in
Toronto. I'm not sure of the name.

Diane Whitehead Victoria BC Canada

From: Donna Maroni <dmaroni at email.unc.edu> on 1997.08.26 at 14:37:14(1099)
O.K. Now you've got me with all this 'talk' of black colocasias. Is
there one called 'African Mask'? I seem to remember that as the name of a
really incredible thing I saw in a display planting at a wholesale nursery
a couple of weeks ago. Wonderful, it was!

Donna Maroni

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From: Gabe Thomas <cdanielle at prodigy.net> on 1997.08.26 at 19:42:10(1101)
I have Alocasia sanderiana which is labled 'african mask' Krysztof
Kozminski says mine is probably really A. x amaxonica. Both are a very
dark green with thick silver-grey veins, looking at mine right now I
supose you could call it black. I've also seen A. micholitziana labled
african mask, but it is an ochre-emerald green with chalk white rayed
midribs (I nominate it a spectacular aroid).

Gabe Thomas

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