IAS Aroid Quasi Forum

About Aroid-L
 This is a continuously updated archive of the Aroid-L mailing list in a forum format - not an actual Forum. If you want to post, you will still need to register for the Aroid-L mailing list and send your postings by e-mail for moderation in the normal way.

  [Aroid-l] Alocasia Black Polly
From: starsell at aol.com on 2009.12.12 at 02:56:51
Dear All,
Adding to the recent discussion of Alocasia Amazonica 
including Black Polly I have found something I haven't yet
The Black Polly plants that I have had for at least a couple of
years are the ones EA has sold with that tag that look a lot like
Amazonica only a little more compact blade and blacker face.
This week at a local greenhouse I found that they had some
there tagged "Black Polly" that were nothing like the EA one.
It was more like a lauterbachii with a very dark cast to it.
Has anyone seen this new appearance in the trade? 
EA stopped selling Amazonica everywhere and now you may be
hard-pressed to find one at all in any box store.  Only the blacker
one, now someone has co opted the name for yet another plant.
I just call them "trade names".
Note: this is a very old post, so no reply function is available.