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  Re: [aroid-l] Xanthosoma or Colocasia?
From: "Peter C Boyce" levieux.jardin at wanadoo.fr> on 2003.07.11 at 05:47:05(10389)
Hi Leslie

Well, it's a Xanthosoma. I'm by no means an expert on these Latin American taro yams but I know a little that might be useful.

This plant and several very like it are in the trade and commonly cultivated as Xanthosoma sagittifolium and certainly no-one would argue against applying that name. However, there are several species that might also be involved including X. brasiliense & X. mafafa and green forms of X. violaceum that are in cultivation and grown under the umbrella name X. sagittifolium.


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