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  Natural Hybrid
From: "Windy Aubrey" <exotics at hawaii.rr.com> on 2007.03.28 at 13:50:21(15504)
Hi,

I thought this might be of interest to some of you
Aroiders out there, so I thought I would share these images of something I found
growing in the yard, and the two plants I suspect this new plant came
from.
In our yard, here on Oahu, we have a large patch of Colocasia
gigantea growing somewhat wild and we also have two old Alocasia cuculata
'shrubs'.
While clearing out some white ginger that was taking
over, I came upon a small plant of something that was definitely different
appearing from anything else in the yard. I cleared around it and let it
grow.
It's now been about 8 months since this
discovery and it is turning out to be a really interesting plant.
The blades are developing an interesting pucker
between the veins. This characteristic is becoming more pronounced with
each new blade as they harden off.
I'll be interested in seeing if it obtains the
proportions of the Colocasia gigantea.
My only explanation for this plant is that it must
be a natural hybrid of the two.
Does anyone know if Alocasia cuculata been
crossed with Colocasia gigantea intentionally before? and what do you call
an Alocasia X Colocasia?
Thanks, Windy
Aubrey

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From: "AbrimaaL" <abrimaal at wp.pl> on 2007.03.29 at 05:13:17(15510)
Hello, if it is really a intergeneric hybrid, the
name would be for example √óCalocasia. But there would be many
mistakes then.

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From: "alocasia" <bs246466 at skynet.be> on 2007.03.29 at 11:23:32(15514)
The 'thing' is off course interesant,and seem to
have both
part of colocasia gigantea and alocasia
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From: <abri1973 at wp.pl> on 2007.03.30 at 05:31:18(15525)
Yes I was sure that the plant nr 1 isn't Colocasia
gigantea but Xanthosoma sagittifolium. I had no courage to write
it.
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From: "Denis Rotolante" <denis at skg.com> on 2007.03.30 at 07:43:48(15529)
Title: Message

Could
proposed natural hybrid merely be an aneuploid or polyploid seedling of Alocasia
cucullata with thicker, broader leaves and more pronounced interveinal
puckering? Whatever it is it is an improvement over plain old A. cucullata. See
if it gets bigger than the standard cucullata when it
matures.

Denis

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From: "Windy Aubrey" <exotics at hawaii.rr.com> on 2007.03.30 at 15:40:41(15536)
Title: Message

----- Original Message -----
From:
Denis Rotolante
To: 'Discussion of aroids'
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2007 4:43
AM
Subject: RE: [Aroid-l] Natural
Hybrid

Could proposed natural hybrid merely be an aneuploid
or polyploid seedling of Alocasia cucullata with thicker, broader leaves and
more pronounced interveinal puckering? Whatever it is it is an improvement
over plain old A. cucullata. See if it gets bigger than the standard cucullata
when it matures.

Denis
Silver Krome Gardens

-----Original Message-----From:
aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] On
Behalf Of alocasiaSent: Thursday, March 29, 2007 1:24
PMTo: Discussion of aroidsSubject: Re: [Aroid-l]
Natural Hybrid
The 'thing' is off course interesant,and seem
to have both
part of colocasia gigantea and alocasia
cuculata....
But i don't think that the last pic(but pic
number 1) is colocasia gigantea.Colocasia have more round
leaves,in
all plants that i know.This plant seem more a
xanthosoma
for me.And if i know that some cross were made
between colocasia and alocasia,i don't think that it could be possible
between xanthosoma and alocasia.Mr Hay?Mr Boyce?What are thinking the
experts?

----- Original Message -----
From:
Windy

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From: "Windy Aubrey" <exotics at hawaii.rr.com> on 2007.03.30 at 16:23:59(15537)
Title: Message

Thanks to Dennis and everyone else who set me on
the right track. The one image is Xanthosoma, not an
Colocasia, my mistake.

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