Can anyone ID?

Discussion in 'BIG LEAF TROPICALS' started by Moose, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I found this Colocasia in a croton growing as a volunteer. It was really entrenched in all those croton roots. After the seperation, all its leaves turned to mush and I thought this plant was done. It has recovered nicely. Anyone know the species name?
     

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  2. DavidMac

    DavidMac Member

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    Wow-there are so many Colocasias with vivid red petioles. It may prove a bit easier to ID when it grows up-but there are so many selections available that a precise ID could prove to be impossible (especially with nurserymen pirating varieties and making their own cultivar names).
     
  3. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Moose just a thought, where did you get the croton? There could be more at that location and some info.
     
  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I've already posted this on Palm Talk. Now there is a debate as to if its Colocasia or an Alocasia there. The person from whom I got the croton from visits here from time to time. Was hoping they would notice this thread and render a verdict. ;)
     
  5. Moose

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    Some more shots of the same plant showing some detail

    Newest leaves detail
     

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  6. Moose

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    Color of lower petiole base with purplish stirations
     

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  7. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Upper color on the upper (towards the leaf) petiole (1st two)

    Last photo is of petiole of oldest leaf - not as colorful
     

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  8. Moose

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    I think Steve Nock would know ;)
     

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