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Name: LariAnn Garner
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LariAnn
Jun 15, 2010 6:48 PM CST

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I'm starting this thread to share pictures of some of the newest plants I have developed. I welcome feedback and discussion about this work. This first picture is one of the plants I got from crossing Alocasia odora and Alocasia sarawakensis; I call this plant, Alocasia "Sarawak Moon".

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plantladylin
Jun 16, 2010 1:36 PM CST
I was just roaming around cubits and somehow found this page and will join the cubit now.

I don't know much about Aroids but "Sarawak Moon" is a gorgeous Alocasia, congrats on your new baby! What a beautiful Spathe (is that the correct word for an Aroid bloom?) It has a nice shape to it. How big will that plant get? She sure is pretty!
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Name: LariAnn Garner
south Florida, USA
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LariAnn
Jun 16, 2010 6:10 PM CST

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Linda,

Welcome to my cubit! I remember you from DG and am glad you are here. Thanks for your compliments!

The aroid bloom has a spathe (the leafy part of the bloom) and a spadix inside (the rodlike part standing up within the spathe). She is destined to be pretty big, as already she's larger than a Calidora and still growing. The blooms are indeed beautiful and come in groups. They also have an exotic fragrance.

Check back regularly because I'm going to post pictures of my newest plants each week. These will be plants few people besides myself have ever seen.

LariAnn
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plantladylin
Jun 16, 2010 8:31 PM CST
Hi LariAnn, Yes, I was over at the other site ... not so much anymore. My subscription over there expires in a few months and I don't plan on renewing. I love that Dave gave folks the opportunity to construct their own little websites here in cubitland, and I love how things are run here!

Thank you for the explanation of the spathe and spadix. "Sarawak Moon" is so pretty ... and oh my goodness, fragrant too?? How tall does the plant get?

Ok, now I've got to go look up Calidora ... I've never heard of that name before, I don't know much about Aroids, but I love learning about new and interesting plants! Big Grin I will be checking back on occasion and look forward to information and photo's on your newest plants!

Lin
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Name: LariAnn Garner
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LariAnn
Jun 20, 2010 6:52 PM CST

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This plant is no ordinary "blackstem" Alocasia. It is, in fact, a hybrid between the black-petioled Alocasia macrorrhizos and my hybrid, Alocasia "Imperial Giant". This picture was taken in 2009; the plant was set back by the recent cold winter, but has come back strong. It is already much larger than it was in this picture, and I am looking forward to it becoming as large or larger than the Borneo Giant.

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plantladylin
Jun 20, 2010 6:54 PM CST
That is gorgeous!!
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Name: Jerry McCalib
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texasbigleaves
Jun 24, 2010 7:25 PM CST
LariAnn.
Do you have any more pictures of your EE hybrids to post? Jerry Drooling
Name: LariAnn Garner
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LariAnn
Jun 24, 2010 7:36 PM CST

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Jerry,

I've got lots more - I plan to post a new one about once per week, and also to set up a couple of plant files, one for species and one for hybrids.

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texasbigleaves
Jun 24, 2010 7:49 PM CST
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Name: LariAnn Garner
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LariAnn
Jun 28, 2010 1:04 PM CST

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A few years ago I crossed Alocasia macrorrhizos 'Borneo Giant with Alocasia nycteris (formerly A. advincula, also called the Batwing Alocasia). The cross yielded just a few seedlings which grew vigorously. At first I thought to call them "Pterodactylians", but later began referring to them as Alocasia "Manta Ray" due to the leaf shape. Alas, the plants proved to be very sensitive to cold weather, so I have since lost most of them. I now use the name "Manta Ray" to refer to the much hardier hybrid of A. odora and A. nycteris, which has a very similar leaf shape..

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Name: LariAnn Garner
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LariAnn
Jun 28, 2010 1:06 PM CST

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This picture shows the blooms on the Borneo Giant version of "Manta Ray". Note the interesting coloration of the petioles; some seedlings were all green and others had this coloration. The same kind of difference is seen in the Odora version of "Manta Ray".

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Name: LariAnn Garner
south Florida, USA
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LariAnn
Jul 13, 2010 1:57 PM CST

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This plant is the result of a cross of Alocasia odora 'Blue' and Alocasia brisbanensis. I call this hybrid the "Brisbane Blue". It is very vigorous, a heavy feeder, and grows well in partial to full sun. Not all the seedlings have the bluish petioles; some came out all green or with just a hint of color.

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Taylor696
Aug 10, 2010 6:01 PM CST
Drooling

LariAnn, I love those plants!!
any chance you have some extras? Whistling
Name: LariAnn Garner
south Florida, USA
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LariAnn
Aug 16, 2010 1:45 PM CST

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Thanks for the compliments!

These plants are at the forefront of my current hybridization work so I cannot release them yet. They are still a "work in progress" - if only you could see what I'm trying to produce (and have already produced, beyond these). For a teaser, below is a pic of three seedlings - a cross between A. odora and A. watsoniana

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islaverde
Aug 26, 2010 9:58 PM CST
Beautiful crosses! Keep doing what you're doing. I love to see them getting bigger and bigger each time.
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Aug 28, 2010 8:47 PM CST
I agree Hurray! Drooling Thumbs up
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Bubbles
Sep 7, 2010 8:03 PM CST
Waiting for the next new cross!!!
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Tina_A
Sep 23, 2010 2:07 AM CST
More pics please. Big Grin
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Name: LariAnn Garner
south Florida, USA
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LariAnn
Sep 25, 2010 4:11 PM CST

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Patience pays! They're coming - just been really busy lately!

LariAnn
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Name: Taylor
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Taylor696
Sep 25, 2010 4:28 PM CST

These are all great!

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