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  [Aroid-l] Names for different forms?
From: Brian Williams <pugturd at alltel.net> on 2007.03.15 at 23:36:41(15423)
This have been very informative. As you pointed out Alistair that some
form are already known as different clones. I forgotten all about the
different Alocasia lowii forms that are already out there. I am
surprised that this is not seen in other aroid groups as much?
As for the hybrids it would be very nice to be able to register them
with the society or at least some sort of data base so that in the
future they can help botanist and hobbyist ID their species or hybrids.
I have been breeding a lot of new Alocasias, Colocasias and other aroid
genera. I have been keeping good records of all my work. But if
something were to happen to me my data would be lost forever. I know
many people on the group are only are interested in species. The fact is
that their are already tons of hybrids and other forms out in the trade.
We have a data base for species and I think a data base for hybrids,
mutations and different forms would be very helpful. I think more of the
mainstream people grow more hybrids and colorful forms than they do
species. Helping keep the names and IDs correct on them could be very
useful for a larger group of people. Not only in keeping the parents
data and cultivar names but also keeping known hybrids from getting
mistaken for true species. Would be a big task but would be a nice
addition to the site. Just a thought.

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