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Re: botanical identification assistance
From: plantnut at macconnect.com (plantnut) on 2000.07.22 at 14:52:52(5157)|
Alocasia Heart.... They are all heart shaped to some extent... If I were
you, FORGET eBay!!! You will get into a bidding frenzy and pay too much
for the plant... Go to my Web Site listed at the end of this message for a
picture of Alocasia cucullata.
>Alocasia cucullata is listed by one eBay auction as having a common|
>name "Giant Heart".
>Another eBay auction site lists "Elephant Hearts, Alocasia Heart".
>I inquired about their listing and received this reply:
>< "Elephant Hearts, Alocasia Heart" is the only thing that was on
>< the tag when I bought the original plant about 5 years ago. I have
>< A to Z Encyclopedia from the Amer. Hort. Society and several other
>< books I have and have never found a listing for it. Many people have
>< and no one has ever had a different name for it. I am sure someone who
>< Alocasia well would identify it in a minute. Unfortunately, this
>< ever that might be, has never seen mine. I am satisfied with the name
>< Elephant Hearts. It probably is a name some nursery grower put on an
>< standard to make it sell better. Dianne Butler
>I have no information I can find on this botanical name and since
>have attached photos, it is still a mystery plant without a proper
>Can anyone in the International Aroid Society can shed some light on
>common name and specifically the scientific name Alocasia cucullata?
>Thank you for your response.
>San Diego, CA
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