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  [Aroid-l] "Elephant Ear"??? Man, I hate that term!
From: RAYMOMATTLA at cs.com (RAYMOMATTLA at cs.com) on 2008.03.11 at 23:34:55(17160)
Your right Susan but the local Walmarts and Home Depots, (around South
Carolina) have both "regular" MAMMOTH elephant ears....as they call them, which
have an image of C. esculenta, and the "Upright" kind, (A. odora). Given that
both species are pretty common in gardens around here I'd say it could be
either but to tell you the truth I havent even picked up one of the tubers for
comparison so I couldnt guarantee it.
I guess what people call "Elephant Ears" can be regional too, although most
people wouldnt know the difference between Colocasia esculenta, Remusatia
vivapara, Alocasia mac., or any of the others.

Michael Mattlage

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