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  Re: [Aroid-l] Intrageneric crossing?
From: Tony Avent tony at plantdelights.com> on 2006.01.21 at 12:31:38(13752)
Dear Pete and Marek:

The Alocasia x Colocasia hybrid that you mentioned looks a lot like A.
macrorhizos. I was fortunate to examine this hybrid several years ago
growing at a Hawaii taro research station. It was found in an area of
Nepal where the two genera grow together. On our expedition last year
to N. Vietnam, we visited a restricted military area near the China
border. We found Colocasia gigantea growing with Alocasia macrorhizos.
Growing among them were several plants that superficially appeared to be
bi-generic hybrids. We have not had these plants tested yet to confirm
this yet, so this is just a preliminary observation. If anyone is doing
work in that region, I will be glad to direct them to the population for
further study.

Tony Avent

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