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  Alocasia reticulata??
From: Steve at ExoticRainforest.com (ExoticRainforest) on 2008.02.28 at 09:10:31(17102)

This specimen was given to me by collector Teri Baber with the tag "Alocasia reticulata". However, even though I've found this plant on the web with that name, I cannot find a species with the name on any of the botanical sources. Would one of you Alocasia experts out there tell me if this is a species or possibly a hybrid? I'm also curious if the name possibly originated in one of Graf's books. If it is a species, what is the correct name. And if the name Alocasia reticulata is a hybrid name can someone direct me to the source? It appears to resemble Alocasia zebrina but I can't be certain.

Thanks!

Steve Lucas

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From: denis at skg.com (Denis) on 2008.02.29 at 10:44:34(17109)
Look under species name Alocasia zebrina reticulata

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From: hyndman at aroid.org (Scott Hyndman) on 2008.02.29 at 18:36:48(17111)

Steve,

When I first saw this Alocasia at the now long ago closed Fantastic
Gardens nursery of Miami in 1981 it was sold as Alocasia zebrina cv
Reticulata.

Scott

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From: Steve at ExoticRainforest.com (ExoticRainforest) on 2008.02.29 at 19:00:27(17112)
MessageI did Denis, on both TROPICOS and IPNI. Nothing comes up. I've been receiving some good private mail which is pointing to some additional information but so far I'm led to believe this is likely a sport of Alocasia zebrina introduced by Fantastic Gardens. There is some indication the spathe and spedix is the same on the two and is also a match to Alocasia 'Tigrina'. I'm also still left in the dark on the name Alocasia tigrina. Deni's book seems to indicate Alistair described it as a species in 1999 but I can't find that name on any official source. I would really like to hear about all of these from one of our esteemed Alocasia botanists out there or at least something that points me in a different direction. Pete Boyce told me some months ago that Alocasia tigrina did not exist as a scientific name.

Thanks for the input guys and gals!

Steve

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From: Steve at ExoticRainforest.com (ExoticRainforest) on 2008.03.03 at 23:35:12(17123)
And that is what I am now calling it on my page Scott! I received several emails yesterday from Sir Alistair and it appears to be his opinion that is the best name to use. I've edited the page again and if you are interested you can read all of his excellent comments on the site.

http://www.exoticrainforest.com/Alocasia%20zebrina%20pc.html

Thanks to you all for your assistance!

Steve Lucas

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