Colocasia Alocasia ID

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derrick

Colocasia Alocasia ID

Post by derrick » Sun May 27, 2012 10:11 am

Cant find them or something near ?
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Re: Colocasia Alocasia ID

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun May 27, 2012 10:16 am

The top one looks interesting.

The lower one could be a few different things.


What did you buy them as?

derrick

Re: Colocasia Alocasia ID

Post by derrick » Sun May 27, 2012 10:25 am

One was from the international shop the other was from Beast plants with Odora label on it kris ?

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Re: Colocasia Alocasia ID

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun May 27, 2012 10:26 am

No idea what the top one is.

The lower one could be the straight species or something like Mammoth?

derrick

Re: Colocasia Alocasia ID

Post by derrick » Sun May 27, 2012 10:33 am

Thanks Kris ill keep looking

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Re: Colocasia Alocasia ID

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun May 27, 2012 10:35 am

I could post the photos on facebook to get an answer if you like?

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Re: Colocasia Alocasia ID

Post by countrylover » Sun May 27, 2012 6:47 pm


derrick

Re: Colocasia Alocasia ID

Post by derrick » Sun May 27, 2012 10:20 pm

That looks more like it Country thanks i dld google that Alocasia but your pictures look spot on thanks

Vagetarian

Re: Colocasia Alocasia ID

Post by Vagetarian » Mon May 28, 2012 7:51 am

Great website countrylover! I think I've been on there before...

The top one is obvious but which is the bottom?

countrylover

Re: Colocasia Alocasia ID

Post by countrylover » Mon May 28, 2012 9:00 am

I posted this link to the website before in another aroid ID topic
I presume the bottom pic shows Colocasia Illustris

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Re: Colocasia Alocasia ID

Post by Vagetarian » Mon May 28, 2012 9:24 am

Ah yes, the leaf looks very similar. Although the colouring is kind of backwards (the veins should be darker than the rest of the leaf). Perhaps it's been previously underfed and has just had a good feed?

derrick

Re: Colocasia Alocasia ID

Post by derrick » Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:21 pm

Got a new leaf on the Colocasia in the 2nd photo
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Re: Colocasia Alocasia ID

Post by SteveW » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:30 am

Top ones definitely accuminata.
Sold as maccrorhizos from jungleseeds a few years back. I only managed to get mine Id'd last year on planetaroid on Facebook.
That's when abrimaal asked me to use the bottom pics on his website. The top pics are from Helen (an other old member)
They're real butters to grow without proper heat.
And even worse to overwinter. Mine lives almost permanently on a heatmat. And even in high summer doesn't leave the greenhouse.
I wish you good luck with it Derrick :)
The bottom colocasia looks likely to just be an eddoe to me, an esculenta food crop that has darkish stems.
Nice plants :)

derrick

Re: Colocasia Alocasia ID

Post by derrick » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:09 pm

Thanks Steve for the advice on the Alocasia 2nd picture is some form of Esculenta the black stem is another plant behind it

derrick

Re: Colocasia Alocasia ID

Post by derrick » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:18 pm

The Colocasia leaf is much bigger than most of the Edoes for a first leaf ?

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