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From: Fougeroux Christophe fougerou at angers.inra.fr> on 2000.07.12 at 17:51:40(5070)
Which species of colocasia and xanthosoma grow in Mexico? And how can I
make the difference?

From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2000.07.13 at 16:30:41(5088)
Dear Christophe,

There will be few Colocasias and several Xanthosomas in Mexico! Colocasia
is an Asian genus introduced to the Americas, while Xanthosoma is a native
American genus. As a rule of thumb, Colocasia will have a peltate leaf
blade while Xanthosomas will have a sagittate leaf blade (there are a few
rare exceptions to this 'standard' rule, but not worth discussing here).
The problem will come when/if you encounter Caladium, which like Colocasia
has a petlate leaf blade, and occurs commonly with all-green leaves! But
Caladium will generally be smaller than any Colocasia you may encounter in
Mexico.

Hope this helps. Write to the list again if you have any further
questions, and I will try to give more details.

Good luck in collecting!

Cheers,

Julius

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From: StellrJ at aol.com on 2000.07.14 at 15:53:31(5112)
In a message dated 7/12/00 8:57:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
fougerou@angers.inra.fr writes:

<< Which species of colocasia and xanthosoma grow in Mexico? And how can I

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From: Fougeroux Christophe fougerou at angers.inra.fr> on 2000.07.19 at 14:59:10(5151)
I have another probleme. I can't make the difference between the genus
colocasia and the other genus alocasia. I have a Xanthosoma saggitarium and
I don't know how cultivate it.

Someone could help me about those problemes?

Thanks

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