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  alocasia reticulata? in flower and mystery guest alocasia
From: sparky4114 at mac.com (Thom Powell) on 2008.04.02 at 06:28:16(17291)

Hello All, I work in a high end retail garden center and we got in
some beautiful alocasias that came in marked asst. exotic alocasias.
I was thinking the larger one is reticulata (due to the discussion on
here in early March). But it's aprox. 5 ft. tall and the flower
smells like a fresh newspaper! the scent fills my plant room. I
noticed it opened last night when I came home from work (close to
7pm) and there was no fragrance... this morning it is very
fragrant....we'll see how it does the rest of the day (seeing how I
have the day off today). Also does anyone know what is going on with
the under side of the older leaves ?(tried to get a pic of it)

the second, smaller alocasia I have no clue as to who it is, but
absolutely love the amorpho-like markings on it!!

Thanxxx, Thom

From: Steve at ExoticRainforest.com (ExoticRainforest) on 2008.04.07 at 13:20:13(17304)
I would indeed like to see and be able to use a photo of the spathe Thom. I checked your photos in PhotoShop and the only one I could see (just like Marek stated) that appears to have the reticulated petiole of Alocasia zebrina is 0342. Alocasia reticulata is not a scientific name but is instead a variation name used with Alocasia zebrina.

If you can get a good photo post it here and I'll grab it. Be sure and tell me how you want the photo credited, assuming it is of the plant in 0342. I'll post your photo on this page:


Steve Lucas

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