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Alocasia ID help!!

Posted by bluebonsai101 6a PA (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 23, 05 at 19:50

Hi All, I got some Alocasia (or maybe they are a different genus) from India and was hoping that someone here could provide an ID. I am hopeless at these guys and have no real knowledge of them to be honest. I posted a couple of pics in the gallery. The black one is sort of cute I think! Thanks in advance :o) Dan

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RE: Alocasia ID help!!

The black one is Xanthosoma nigrum (syn. violaceum) The other one is also Xanthosoma but blade not exactly the shape of my sagittifolium, robustum, or atrovirens. The ultimate size may give a clue. Nigrum makes a beautiful six foot clump here in Dallas. They love the heat and humidity. BTW- These are new world plants that have made the round through India :-)


RE: Alocasia ID help!!

I agree. I have never been to India but they must be very common there, (though not native). Im talking about X. violeceum. It seems like every Indian owned smaller scaled motel around here have X. violeceums planted outside. Either they are very common there and lots of people bring them over when they come here or our Indian population is rather small and they have been passed on from one friend to Regardless they are a beautiful plant.
Michael M.

RE: Alocasia ID help!!

Thanks guys, I'm never sure when my friend sends me stuff sort of off the cuff like this :o) Dan

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