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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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eclayne
Aug 21, 2015 9:08 AM CST

Plants Admin

Nice photo of an inflorescence showing pollen. Thumbs up Could you post a photo of a leaf here as well? One from the top would be great. This may be a different genus than Colocasia.
Evan
Name: Arielle
Florida (Zone 9b)
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akatarina
Aug 23, 2015 7:03 PM CST
Of course! Smiling I can upload one tomorrow!
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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eclayne
Aug 23, 2015 7:10 PM CST

Plants Admin

Thanks Arielle! That's a beautiful avatar photo you chose.
Evan
Name: Arielle
Florida (Zone 9b)
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akatarina
Aug 24, 2015 9:32 AM CST
Why thank you Evan Smiling Here is a picture of a leaf from my plant:
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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eclayne
Aug 24, 2015 10:22 AM CST

Plants Admin

Thanks for this photo Arielle. This clears things up a bit. I believe your plant is a Xanthosoma, another potentially massive Elephant Ear. I admit to being a bit envious. I'll move your photo to the Parent plant entry for Elephant Ears (Xanthosoma) (Xanthosoma)
Evan
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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eclayne
Aug 24, 2015 10:29 AM CST

Plants Admin

P.S. In general the spathe of most Colocasia blooms is proportionally much longer than the spadix when compared to Xanthosoma.
Evan
Name: Arielle
Florida (Zone 9b)
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akatarina
Aug 24, 2015 11:46 AM CST
Thank you Evan! And yes, that's def. it!

If you ever move someplace warm, you can have one of mine! I have an over-abundance of them right now :D
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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eclayne
Aug 24, 2015 12:19 PM CST

Plants Admin

I tip my hat to you.
Evan

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