Plant ID forum: Elephant's Ear (Alocasia 'Maroon Shield'); local botanical garden

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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Sep 5, 2015 7:09 AM CST
Its neighbour, Phylodendron mamei, is on its left side. It had no tag I really looked well under the big leaves, the topside have a greyish mat hue, backsides are a dark purple burgundy red.




Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Sep 8, 2015 9:26 AM CST

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@LariAnn? Smiling
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Name: LariAnn Garner
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LariAnn
Sep 8, 2015 12:14 PM CST
This plant is not a Philodendron - it is my hybrid of Alocasia odora and Alocasia cuprea (Alocasia x cupredora), done years ago. It ended up at that garden, most likely, because Fairchild Tropical Garden shared it with them. Fairchild is the first garden that got one of these. See my page below for more info.

http://aroidiaresearch.org/cuprod01.htm
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Sep 8, 2015 1:07 PM CST

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Oh my! I would love to see you succeed in crossing this with A. odora! So far your odora hybrids are by far the largest or most vigorous growers here.
Elephant's Ear (Alocasia 'Maroon Shield')
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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Sep 8, 2015 9:49 PM CST
That is the one! Thank You! LariAnn for popping in! Amazing how your hybrid Alocasia ended up at the Botanical Garden UG, Ghent, Belgium! It sure is a beauty!
And thank you Evan for asking!

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