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  variegata aroids
From: "Agoston Janos" <agoston.janos at citromail.hu> on 2006.12.21 at 11:11:59(14980)
Ok, but can we stabilize variegation? Are there any variegated
tuberous or rhizomatous aroids?

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From: "StroWi at t-online.de" <StroWi at t-online.de> on 2006.12.21 at 22:50:36(14986)


At least one...

From: <plantguy at zoominternet.net> on 2006.12.22 at 06:48:05(14991)
Well, there are many Arisaema with completely
stable variegation of course, assuming you will allow all of the silver centered
leaf forms to be included here, which I personally would, but maybe not
others. Michael can comment on the stability of his Amorph, but it seems
less than "stable" from reading his posts.

There are of course many other things that cause
variegation, including some chemicals that are not particularly harmful,
i.e., antibiotics. Some of these characteristics of antibiotics have
even been used to cause readthrough of premature stop codons in human disease in
order to obtain full-length protein as I am sure many on this forum are well
aware. A quick literature search will reveal a host of things that could
be potentially used, although I would never suggest anyone use these things that
does not atelast have some knowledge of fundamental scientific method and takes
appropriate precautions.

From: Tony Avent <tony at plantdelights.com> on 2006.12.22 at 13:09:24(14994)

There are several other variegated aroids that haven't been mentioned.
The most stable that we have grown is the Peltandra virginica with a
narrow white edge. Pinellia tripartita 'Dragon Tails' is fairly
unstable, but some of our seedlings are nearly solid gold and have been
stable for several years. The pinstripe-type arisaemas aren't exactly
variegated, but the highlighted silver vein effect is the same. There
is also an Alocasia cucculata with a nice yellow edge that we have grown
for years and now a new one is hitting the trade from Thailand with a
golden center. Alocasia odora 'Okinawa Silver' is an unstable
variegation pattern, but the pattern doesn't disappear. Ditto, the
speckled A. 'Portadora'. The variegated Zantedeschia aethiopica
'Pershore Fantasia' holds for few years, but after that there is more
green than variegated. I'm sure that there are more on the way.

Tony Avent

From: <abri1973 at wp.pl> on 2006.12.22 at 14:21:09(14995)
Arum italicum 'Pictum' and I've seen somewhere Dracunculus vulgaris with
variegated leaf.

Marek Argent

From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at msn.com> on 2006.12.22 at 14:37:21(14997)
Reply-To : Discussion of aroids
Sent : Friday, December 22, 2006 9:09 PM
To : Discussion of aroids
Subject : Re: [Aroid-l] Re: variegata aroids

There USED to be a page devoted to varigated aroids, I`m not sure if it is
still around??
Colocasia esculenta 'Nancy`s revenge' was one introduced to the hobby a few
years ago at the IAS show in Miami, when grown well it perhaps is one of the
most impressive, w/ the large yellow 'sun' in the center of each leaf.
Many others around, several Xanthosomas, Alocasias, etc., too many to
mention, really!

Good Luck,


From: "Agoston Janos" <agoston.janos at citromail.hu> on 2006.12.23 at 03:27:00(15004)
You mean this? (attachment.)

The white markings are more intensive in sun. The same appears
with Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Green Goddes'. In summer it was nearly green, now
it is almost entirely white, except le tip of the spathe.

From: <abri1973 at wp.pl> on 2006.12.23 at 10:55:26(15007)
Yes, this is the 'Pictum' cultivar, the typical
Arum italicum looks like this. (It grew in sunny place)

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