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  [Aroid-l] Fw: Alocasia ID
From: "Peter Boyce" <botanist at malesiana.com> on 2007.07.29 at 22:45:46(16021)
> Hi Brian,
>
> This is Alocasia hypnosa, a species from limestone in N. Thailand, N. Lao
> PDR and SW China (from the latter it was described a few years ago). It is
> an interesting species in that it is deciduous in nature and also in that
> it produces very long stolons tipped with bulbils that grw into new
> plants. In the wild A. hypnosa grows in humus-filled pockets in almost
> vertical limestone cliffs and the long stolons appear to have evolved in
> order for the plant to colonize new places on the cliff. Another
> interesting point is that the spathe limb is rich red-pink.
>
> Very best
>
> Pete
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