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  Alocasia 'Californica'
From: "Abri1973 (wp.pl)" abri1973 at wp.pl> on 2005.12.18 at 22:57:57(13618)

Does anybody know what is the proper name of Alocasia 'Californica'.
Is it a species or a cultivar? If a species - where it comes from?


From: "Steve Ritchey" sritchey at shreve.net> on 2005.12.19 at 01:19:48(13619)
Hi Marek,
I'm surprised this question has come up from so far away since I thought it
was just a local problem. A. gageana is a popular nursery plant sold as
Colocasia "California" in Texas. Perhaps someone that realized it wasn't a
Colocasia adapted and started calling it Alocasia "California"? I can't
find anydifference between the Colocasia (Alocasia) "California" sold in
Texas and the species A. gageana sold in Florida. This is a little on the
nutty side. Do you know what I mean?
From: Ken Mosher ken at spatulacity.com> on 2005.12.19 at 02:04:49(13620)
Hi Marek,

Any time you see a plant name with the last part in single quotes you're
dealing with a named cultivar. The cultivar may be a hybrid or a species
with a chosen trait such as petiole color, flower color, leaf variation,
larger or smaller size than normal, etc.

I might have forgotten or be ignorant of some details which I'm sure
another will correct.

From: "Abrimaal" abrimaal at wp.pl> on 2005.12.19 at 02:53:40(13622)
Hi Ken and everyone here,

I've just found a name - it is Alocasia odora 'California' (not
Californica), but maybe they are 2 different plants?


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