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Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 10:50
Subject: [Aroid-l] Natural Hybrid
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
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
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?
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