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  [Aroid-l] "Elephant Ear"??? Man, I hate that term!
From: Thomas.Croat at mobot.org (Tom Croat) on 2008.03.12 at 17:07:38(17165)
Dear Steve:

I quickly read through your page on Colocasia esculenta and
found it very useful and thoughtful. Certainly those elements that you
have there represent what falls in the parameters of C. esculenta but I
am no expert on this Asian genus. I have never seen the very large
plants grown by Brian Williams. They would appear to be twice as large
as any plant I have seen anywhere in cultivation. Perhaps he is correct
that it represents a tetraploid form. At least one of the two smaller
forms are what has been called Colocasia esculenta var. antiquorum.
Check the pictures in Exotica.


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