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  Re: Two questions
From: plantnut at shadow.net (Dewey Fisk) on 1998.04.02 at 16:20:53(1999)
Since none of our experts have made comment on your two questions, I'll
give it a try.

If you are sure that you have a Xanthosoma, on your first question, it
might be X. atrovirens 'Monstrsum' if it has a funny little pocket at the
tip of the leaf. If no pocket, then it might be X. roseum (per Exotica).
I have never seen this plant. But, from your description, it could also be
Alocasia macrorhiza variegata. I suggest that you take a picture for the
IAS ID Web Site and that you check Exotica.

Now your second question is just a bit easier... Alocasia x amazonica has
been sold for years as 'African Mask'. But, to confuse things a bit.....
I have also seen A. 'Frydek' sold as 'African Mask'. Go figure!

Why not put both of these names in Alta Vista and see if you can find some
photos that match your plants. A good URL to start with is .

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