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  [Aroid-l] Colocasia gaoligongensis?/Pete Boyce
From: kneel at st-chad.demon.co.uk (Robin Bell) on 2007.09.30 at 12:05:48(16367)
Several people have suggested it is just a highland cultivar of
C.esculenta, but we have several clones of it in circulation, that are close
enough to be the same species as each other, but are distinct from esculenta
to my eye. It was imported from China as CO.flax [which it clearly isn't],
from Mrs Chen Yi, Kitchen Nursery, Beijing.

The strongest reason for doubting esculenta is the spadix, which has only a
vestigial appendix. I think esculenta usually has a significant appendix.

I append a picture of the spadix. If I have mastered the art of posting


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