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Colocasia affinis 'Jenningsii'

id: some material under this name is really C. esculenta var. antiquorum 'Illustris' which differs
id: in lacking a clearly defined central silver shield. 'Jenningsii' has green veins
id: distinctly reaching to the margin while 'Illustris' is often darker green near
id: the margins.
source, photo:
Plant Delights

Colocasia antiquorum = C. esculenta var. antiquorum

 

Colocasia esculenta 'Big Dipper'

st: dark blackish-purple
lc: dark green
lt: blades cupped and "dipper-shaped"
so: Winterberry Farm (online catalog 2003)

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Leaf' or 'Blackleaf' = 'Black Magic'
Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic' ('Jet Black Wonder', 'Black Leaf')

click image to enlarge

ht: 60 in.
lc: purplish-black with a whitish midrib.
ll: to 24 in.
so:
Plant Delights

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Marble'

ht: 30 in.
lc: dark blackish-red with marbling of light and dark pigments. This has fine marbling and not large zones as 'Illustris'
so: Winterberry Farm (online catalog 2003)

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Ruffles' (11/3)

so: agristarts.com (online catalog 2003, without description).

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Runner' (1/03)

ht: 72 in.
ha: consistantly "running" with stolons, each producting new plants. 'Black Magic' is more of a clumping, "stay put" plant.
lc: darker blackish-purple than 'Black Magic'
lm: slightly more undulate than 'Black Magic', giving a more elegant look
ll: to 24 in.
so:
Plant Delights (Spring 2003 Catalog, 34, with color photo)

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Stem' = 'Fontanesii'

 

Colocasia esculenta 'Bloody Mary' (9/3)

so: a listed name with  Winterberry Farm (online catalog 2003)

Colocasia esculenta 'Bun-long'

ns: a listed name in the UK with junglegardens.co.uk c. 2002

Colocasia esculenta [burgundy stem] ('Burgundy Stem' illegitimate cultivar name)

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Norfolk Botanical Garden, VA USA. August 2003. These plants are less black than some we've seen but this rich reddish-purple look is very effective. Note the reddish
veins on the backs of some of the leaves. This name is now being used for the glossy clone with burgundy stems and not the matte-finished one, now called 'Miranda'

st: distinctly dark purple to reddish-purple, less black than species typical or at least some clones of it.
lc: glossy medium green above, veins darker above (distinctly burgundy red below), surface sometimes unevently pigments green in a
lc: marbled pattern. Margins often burgundy lined.
ns: this simple description name is not a valid cultivar name but is widely used.
so:
Plant Delights

Colocasia esculenta [burgundy stem - variegated sport]

a yet unnamed sport of 'Burgundy Stem - click image

 

Colocasia esculenta 'California Dwarf

ns: a listed name with the ISU 2003. Description needed. Does not appear on any lists or collection inventories we have seen.

Colocasia esculenta 'Chicago Harlequin'

ht: 60 in.
st: longitudinally striped greenish-white to cream
lc: marked by large lighter green sectors in some blades.
or: found by John Joicus of Chicago Field Zoo c. 1993 in species planting
photo:
NCSU
so:
Plant Delights

Colocasia esculenta 'Cranberry' (NOT 'Cranberry Stem')

ns: per Glasshouse Works 2001 online catalog this is a synonym of 'Black Magic'
ns: but we have seen the common name "Cranberry Taro" used for a species
ns: labeled as Colocasia rubra. The name 'Cranberry Stem' is also used for cultivar
ns: 'Ulaula Kumu-Oha' which are red stems but a green (NOT black) leaf

Colocasia esculenta 'Cranberry Stem' = 'Ulaula Kumu-Oha'

 

Colocasia esculenta 'Elepaio' (9/3)

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Plant Delights Nursery. September 2003.

ht: 36 in. - shorter than many clones
lc: irregularly mottled and sectored white, cream, and light gray. It is somewhat unstable but the varied variegation is usually quite
lc: appealing. Unlike some of the sectored Alocasia and Monstera mutations, this cultivar has both large sectors and many fine flecks and spots.
or: Hawaii.
ns: the RHS PLANT FINDER 2003 adds an 'Elepaio Keiki' for junglegardens.co.uk
in,
so: Plant Delights (Fall 2003 Catalog: 11, with color photo)

Colocasia esculenta 'Excalibur' (11/3)

so: agristarts.com (online catalog 2003, without description).

Colocasia esculenta var. antiquorum 'Fontanesii' (C. fontanesii)

ht: 80 in.
st, pet: purplish black to black, sometimes reddish-purple  - variable with growing conditions and thus numerous names have been used.
ll: to 36 in.
lc: glossy green. Some leaves are lightly purple tinged but never to the extent of 'Black Magic'. They often have dark red to purplish veins, especially below.
lc: overall it appears to be a green-leaved plant except in the petioles.
ns: Graf assigns this cultivar to C. antiquorum which is now regarded as variety of C. esculenta. He lists it from Ceylon.
ns: we note that the 1988 Glasshouse Works Catalog (page 18) describes it as having leaves that are glaucous blue-green. This suggests their
ns: clone could have been what is now called 'Miranda' today (see below). 'Fontanesii' is used here for the glossy green clone while the
ns: glaucous, matte-finished clone has been separated under the name 'Miranda'.
so:
Plant Delights
so:
Pacific Ponds

Colocasia esculenta 'Glowing Echos'

lc: mostly white with about 25-35% of the blade being green on the midrib
lc: and primary lateral veins.
so:
Ty Ty

Colocasia esculenta 'Giant Green'

ns: a listed name for a larger, green-leaved variation. Better quanification of it is needed. See also 'Jolly Green Giant'

 
Colocasia esculenta var. antiquorum 'Illustris'

click image to enlarge
Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, Charlotte NC. September 2003. A nice example with orange Lantana and palm to compliment via different colors and textures.

ls: pelate, sagittate
lc: bright green, 70-95% suffused and mottled dusky purple, much greener on the margins. Midrib and secondary veins are mostly green and
lc: give good contrast. Greyish-green below. Leaves are highly variable in the amount of illustration, especially with some having more
lc: green on the margins than others. It been called the "black Caladium" though it's not in that genus.
ns: var. antiquorum is considered to be the Japanese variety of this high variable species.

Colocasia esculenta 'Imperial' = C. esculenta var. antiquorum 'Illustris'
Colocasia esculenta 'Jet Black Wonder' = 'Black Magic'

ns: this name has been traced to Southern Exposure Nur.

Colocasia esculenta 'Jolly Green Giant'

ht: taller than species typical
ll: larger than species typical
so: Winterberry Farm (online catalog 2003)

Colocasia esculenta 'Midnight' (11/3)

st: purple
lc: dark purple to purplish-green with some green sectors and marbling
or: derived from 'Purple Stem' per Agristarts catalog 2003
so: agristarts.com (online catalog 2003)

Colocasia esculenta 'Milky Way' (9/3)

st: pink tinged
lc: mottled and sectored white, irregularly
id: may be a related clone of 'Elepaio' type or a parallel mutation to it.
so: Winterberry Farm (online catalog 2003)

Colocasia esculenta 'Miranda' ('Violet Stem' in part)

click images to enlarge
Plant Delights Nursery. September 2003.

st: distinctly dark purple to reddish-purple, much like [burgundy stem] though it has been sold as 'Violet Stem'.
lc: darl greyish-green, matte finish, moderately glaucous compared to the glossy, much greener [burgundy stem]. It has some interesting
lc: irradescent sheens in center lights.
lt: surface often distinctly puckered and rugose, unlike the generally smooth [burgundy stem]
ns:

Colocasia esculenta 'Nancy's Revenge'

lc: 1/4 to 1/3 center of the blade is white. Some veins are white to about half
lc: their length.
source, photo:
Caladiumbulbs.com

Colocasia esculenta 'Nigrescens' = 'Black Magic'?

ns: this name listed with the RHS is attributed to a Mulu Nursery. It undoubtetly has black pigments or markings of some kind.

Colocasia esculenta 'Palau Keiki'

so: junglegardens.co.uk (RHS PLANT FINDER 2003)

Colocasia esculenta 'Pink China'

st: distinctly pink or pink tinged
lc: medium green
ch: USDA 7 - more cold hardy than some clones
so: Winterberry Farm (online catalog 2003)

Colocasia esculenta 'Pink Princess'

so: a listed name with  Winterberry Farm (online catalog 2003)

Colocasia esculenta [red stem]

ht: 48 in.
st: bright red, almost a rhubarb-like quality. It is never dark burgundy or blackish as with 'Fontanesii' clones or [burgundy stem]
lc: medium to lightish green
in, so: Plant Delights (Fall 2003 Catalog: 11, with color photo)

Colocasia esculenta 'Rubra'

ns: listed name with the ISU 2003. This is probably another name for one of the red-stemmed clones

Colocasia esculenta 'Ruffles' ('Ruffle Leaf')

ht: 72 in.
ha: clump-forming - unlike some species clones.
ll: to 36 in.
lm: margins distinctly undulate or wavy compared to species typical. The overall
lm: effect from a distance is that of a scalloped margin.
or: discovered by Henry Jackson in a garden in Anniston AL USA
so:
Plant Delights

Colocasia esculenta 'Uahiapele'

lc: irregularly mottled blackish-purple or smokey-purple at 40-50% of surface. It is not as regular as 'Illustris' nor as fine as 'Black Marble'
so: Winterberry Farm (online catalog 2003)

Colocasia esculenta 'Ulaula Kumu-Oha' ('Cranberry Stem' NOT 'Cranberry' of some growers)

st: dark red (cranberry-colored)
lc: dark green
ch: more cold hardy than some clones
so: Winterberry Farm (online catalog 2003)

Colocasia esculenta 'Violet Stem' some='Miranda'

 

Colocasia esculenta 'Yatsugashira'

lc: "splashed"
li: Yokoi, M. and Y. Hirose. 1978. Variegated Plants. Siebundo Shinkosha Pub. Ltd.

Colocasia esculenta 'Yellow Splash'

lc: sectored yellow up to 80% of the surface
photo:
NCSU

Colocasia falax

so: Plant Delights

Colocasia multiflora 'Black Marble' = C. esculenta 'Black Marble'?

so: Florida Aquatic

Colocasia 'Nancyana' = C. esculenta 'Nancy's Revenge'

so: junglegardens.co.uk (RHS PLANT FINDER 2003)