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  Colocasia 'Excalibur'
From: Eric Schmidt leu242 at yahoo.com> on 2006.10.19 at 13:50:07(14744)
Has anyone determined what species Colocasia
'Excalibur' is ? Is it even Colocasia? I had heard
speculation that it might even be a Caladium. Here is
a photo of one growing here;

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/leuaroid/detail?.dir=/ea46&.dnm‡dbre2.jpg&.src=ph

Eric

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From: "Peter Boyce" botanist at malesiana.com> on 2006.10.19 at 14:34:41(14746)
Eric

Difficult to say what it is except that it is NOT a Colocasia; my money
would be on Xanthosoma...

Pete

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From: "Bluesea" chammer at cfl.rr.com> on 2006.10.19 at 16:36:54(14748)
Eric, when I bought mine, which appeared to be from tissue culture material,
it was sold as a Caladium, and to me it looks like that genus, rather than
Colocasia. There is are two varieties of Excalibur with different leaf
colors, altho the name on both is Excalibur. I bought one of each.

Russ

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From: Brian Williams pugturd at alltel.net> on 2006.10.19 at 22:09:11(14751)
It is a Caladium picturatum species. I believe it originated out of the
collection from Fairchild when Craig Allen was their he had it. Julius
would be the expert but I am sure it is Caladium.
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