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From: "james deluca" jmdeluca05 at earthlink.net> on 2006.05.21 at 16:47:16(14252)
Does anyone know the name of this plant? It appears to be a caladium?

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From: piaba piabinha at yahoo.com> on 2006.05.21 at 17:49:23(14255)
isn't this the Alocasia sold in the trade as 'Hilo
Beauty?' i think i grew this once.

--- james deluca wrote:

From: "Abrimaal" abrimaal at wp.pl> on 2006.05.21 at 18:29:11(14256)
Hello James,

This plant's name is Alocasia 'Hilo Beauty', but actually no one knows if it
is Alocasia, Colocasia or Caladium. It may even be a intergeneric cross,
because no one saw it blooming.


From: Dan Levin levin at pixar.com> on 2006.05.21 at 19:14:24(14257)

Making no claims as either botanist or Caladium expert, I am growing
this very same plant as Caladium marmoratum, Mathieu.

That said, if one of our accredited experts weighs in perhaps we'll both
be making new tags...


From: "Andy Cabe" acabe at riverbanks.org> on 2006.05.21 at 22:16:40(14260)
It might be Alocasia 'Hilo Beauty'.


Sent: Sun 5/21/2006 12:47 PM

From: "?goston J?nos" agoston.janos at citromail.hu> on 2006.05.21 at 22:16:41(14261)
My opinion is Alocasia 'Hilo

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From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2006.05.21 at 23:10:38(14262)
Reply-To : Discussion of aroids
Sent : Sunday, May 21, 2006 4:47 PM
To : "Discussion of aroids"
Subject : [Aroid-l] ID please

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Dear james,

It is one of many wild forms /vars of C. bicolor, sometimes refered to as
Caladium marmoratum, which I believe is not correct. I know that it occurs
in Ecuador, and as a VERY common introduced weed on one of the Hawaiian
Islands, as Dr. Paul Resslar collected it there a couple years ago. Check
Dr. Resslar`s web site devoted to Caladium.


From: "james deluca" jmdeluca05 at earthlink.net> on 2006.05.21 at 23:27:36(14264)
Thanks Dan,

I know it is definitely not Hilo Beauty as I have it as well.

I pulled Caladium marmoratum on the web, and that's it.

Thanks so much.

From: "Abrimaal" abrimaal at wp.pl> on 2006.05.21 at 23:33:02(14265)
This plant is known in trade as Alocasia 'Hilo Beauty', but no one knows
what it is really, because it never bloomed. It may be Alocasia, Colocasia,
Caladium or even an intergeneric cross.


From: LARIANN GARNER AROIDIAN at worldnet.att.net> on 2006.05.22 at 01:11:13(14269)
Fellow Aroiders,

I'm going to weigh in on this one because I have a specimen of the plant
and I have seen it bloom. The plant in question is not the plant people
are labeling Alocasia "Hilo Beauty"; the inflorescence on the plant in
question is morphologically typical for Caladium. I have a nice little
Caladium collection as well and the plant in question bloomed at about
the same time as the other Caladiums, giving me an excellent opportunity
to attempt crossing it with them.

Unfortunately, the plant in question is at least pollen-sterile, as it
produced no pollen.

So, in my humble opinion, this is no Alocasia, but most likely a
Caladium cultivar (I go with cultivar because I assume that a species
would be fertile).

LariAnn Garner

From: "Michael Pascall" mickpascall at hotmail.com> on 2006.05.22 at 05:12:57(14270)
To me Hilo Beauty is a Xanthosoma , it has similar growing habit and very
similar shaped foliage .
Offsets are not at all like Alocasia .

From: "Alistair Hay" ajmhay at hotmail.com> on 2006.05.22 at 05:57:26(14271)
I agree that Hilo beauty is not an Alocasia. Definitely not a Colocasia either. And I agree with Michael that it is probably a Xanthosoma, or at any rate a member of the Caladieae.

From: "Bluesea" chammer at cfl.rr.com> on 2006.05.24 at 14:46:51(14303)
James, I noticed the dark leaved Alocasia in the photo behind the Caladium
you asked about. What are you calling that plant? I have grown it a long
time and have seen various names for it. I know it as A. plumbea, but I've
seen it listed as a 'Dark Form' of plumbea since there seems to be a very
similar plant
From: "Agoston Janos" <agoston.janos at citromail.hu> on 2007.03.14 at 22:02:27(15417)
Dear All,

Under the following link you'll find a page of halfly IDed
Aroids. Please help me to identify them by sending me the picture name and the
ID. Let me know if I missnamed any!


From: "Linda Massey" <lmassey628 at msn.com> on 2007.06.23 at 13:31:25(15828)

It seems that some squirrels or birds have taken some of the name tags on
my Amorphophallus plants. Would someone please give me an ID on a few
photos ?

From: "Marek Argent" <abri1973 at wp.pl> on 2007.06.23 at 15:10:31(15832)

Looks like Am. prainii


From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter at xs4all.nl> on 2007.06.24 at 09:02:06(15845)
Better yet: it IS prainii !!

Lord P.

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