From: lbmkjm at yahoo.com (brian lee) on 2008.06.23 at 11:03:11(17918)|
Dear Enid and Julius,
I will follow through on assembling what information I can find out on this end. Could someone post clear photos of the plants in question? I think it would be helpful to have petiole and leaf blade photos of Alocasia zebrina and the variations. Inflorescences would be great. Including photos of the Alocasia zebrina variant known as tigrina and Alocasia 'Tigrina Superba'...unofficial names in circulation; would be instructive. If anyone grows all or more variations...perhaps a side by side photo would be illustrative.
I have grown a few Alocasia zebrina through the years,but I have lost them since I grow them in the ground and ignore them. At some point, I put all my plants in the ground ( unless they are epiphytes)...are they prone to nematodes? I grow some of the small species of Alocasia in the ground and if they survive a year or two, they seem to settle down and be less prone to rotting and disappearing. Some of these are very tough once they pass the "delicate stage". Some disappear for a while and return from "dormancy"...as it were, and grow without much fuss. I have had some Alocasia rise like the phoenix after years of no above ground growth...but the new plants have a resilience unlike the plants I originally planted...which were rot prone and delicate. A tangent I thought I'd share...if anyone out there has had similar experiences.
--- On Sat, 6/21/08, ju-bo at msn.com wrote:
> From: ju-bo at msn.com
> Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Alocasia zebrina reticulata
> To: "Discussion of aroids"
> Date: Saturday, June 21, 2008, 1:52 PM
> > Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 11:26:48 -0700
> > From: lbmkjm at yahoo.com
> > To: aroid-l at gizmoworks.com
> > Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Alocasia zebrina reticulata
> Dear Enid and Leland,
> Leland, please investigate and see if you can come up with
> any good info. on this plant and it`s variations.
> Enid, check the page on Steve Lucas` web site on this
> plant, we did and extensive investigation a few months ago,
> and all that we could come up with is published there, some
> very interesting stuff.
> I hope this helps.
> > Dear Enid,
> > Aloha.
> > About 1986, Roberto Burle-Marx, Betty Ho, Robert
> Hirano, and I went to the Philippines. Corazon Aquino just
> became President, and it was a wild time. Our host, Ronnie
> Lane was murdered a week before our trip and our new host
> was Dr. Vic Santos. There is an Alocasia 'Vic
> Santos' that we brought in for the first time. Vic
> made sure that we got all sorts of Philippine plants,
> including many Alocasia species...including Alocasia
> zebrina and several forms. Soon after our trip, Vic was
> murdered at his farm. I do not know much about Alocasia,
> but Bob Hirano does. Bob's collections are maintained
> at Lyon Arboretum and they will have records of all that
> was collected. Bob has retired and his eyes were messed up
> in a botched operation. If this forum does not come up with
> an answer for you, I can contact Ray Baker at the Arboretum
> and he may have some information on their BG-base data
> system. Another source of information may be at the
> Bernice Pauahi Bishop
> > Museum. They were involved in the Philippine Flora
> Project and I can contact Clyde Imada to see if they have
> any records in conjunction with this program.
> > I look forward to seeing what this thread reveals.
> > Aloha,
> > Leland
> > --- On Fri, 6/20/08, Enid
> > > From: Enid
> > > Subject: [Aroid-l] Alocasia zebrina reticulata
> > > To: aroid-l at gizmoworks.com
> > > Date: Friday, June 20, 2008, 4:55 PM
> > > OK, does anyone out there know where Alocasia
> > > reticulata originally came from? Is it a proper
> species or
> > > a mutant?
> > > Enid
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