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  Xanthosoma? Please help to ID
From: "Frank" f_h_bln at gmx.net> on 2005.10.07 at 03:23:16(13399)
Dear members,

some time ago I have bought some "taro" bulbs on Ebay. On the pictures below
is the resulting plant. I would like to know what species it could be. I
would guess it is Xanthosoma lindenii "purpurea"...What do you think.

http://img290.imageshack.us/img290/4282/dscf00130hg.jpg
http://img290.imageshack.us/img290/8066/dscf00149na.jpg
http://img290.imageshack.us/img290/323/dscf00159dx.jpg

Any ideas are welcome. thanx a lot!

Frank Hardung

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From: Thomas.Croat at mobot.org on 2005.10.08 at 12:19:33(13402)
Title: RE: [Aroid-l] Xanthosoma? Please help to ID

Frank: I am pretty sure that your plant is Xanthosoma sagittifolium

Tom

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From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2005.10.08 at 14:57:14(13404)
Reply-To : Discussion of aroids
Sent : Friday, October 7, 2005 10:23 AM
To : aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
Subject : [Aroid-l] Xanthosoma? Please help to ID

Dear Frank,

Your plants appear to be Xanthosoma violacium (the best name until Dr.
Eduardo Goncalves completes his work on reviewing the species of edible
Xanthosomas.) The rhizomes are commonly available in Jamaican Groceries as
''red coco".
Good Growing.

Julius

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From: "Eduardo Goncalves" edggon at hotmail.com> on 2005.10.10 at 07:47:06(13421)
Dear Frank,

In my opinion, it is a young Xanthosoma atrovirens. Probably it
has a completely orange flesh on tubers ("chubas"?) Xanthosoma atrovirens is
one of the most variable species in the genus. Completely green form are
also common.

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From: Thomas.Croat at mobot.org on 2005.10.10 at 16:02:18(13427)
Title: RE: [Aroid-l] Xanthosoma? Please help to ID

Dear Eduardo:
Do Xanthosoma atrovirens and X. sagittifolium have the same blade with the posterior rib not at all naked? Where is X. atrovirens native?

Tom

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From: "FrankBln" f_h_bln at gmx.net> on 2005.10.11 at 08:50:25(13431)
Eduardo,
Thanks a lot for your help. I had a look on brian's website and the
atrovirens exactly looks like my plant....

Best Frank

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