Return to the Aroid Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Is Hilo Beauty a colocasia or an alocasia?

Posted by DragonStone z8 NC (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 11, 05 at 19:04

I've been surfing the net to see if there were more colocasias to get my hands on. I've seen Hilo Beauty show up both as colocasia and alocasia.

Would anyone know which one it really is?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Is Hilo Beauty a colocasia or an alocasia?

My experience leads me to the conclusion the the "Hilo Beauty" is a Colocasia, not an Alocasia. Morphologically, in every respect that I have examined, this plant matches Colocasia far more than it does Alocasia. The only other possibility I can imagine is that it is a Caladium, or is a possible hybrid between Caladium and Colocasia. If I could see what the inflorescence is like, I could be much more definitive.


Here is a link that might be useful: Aroidia Research

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Aroid Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here