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  Re: Alocasias
From: alistair_hay at rbgsyd.gov.au on 1999.04.01 at 14:39:16(3215)
I don't think A. wentii proper is in cultivation at all. It certainly
bears no resemblance to plants in cultivation known as A. wentii.

The thing figured in Burnett's account of Alocasia (Aroideana 7:
fig.60) as A. wentii is evidently a hybrid with A. cuprea and
something else unknown to me.

Alocasias certainly hybridise freely in cultivation (and occasionally
in the wild) - even between quite distantly related species. Some
hybrids are themselves fertile.

Hilo Beauty does not look like an Alocasia to me: more likely a

Alistair Hay

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