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  Re: [Aroid-l] variegated Xanthosoma and Philodendron bipinnatifidum
From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2005.07.17 at 22:00:02(13190)
Reply-To : Discussion of aroids
Sent : Saturday, July 16, 2005 3:00 PM
To : "Discussion of aroids"
Subject : Re: [Aroid-l] variegated Xanthosoma and Philodendron

Dear Steve,

I had a look at the photo, and do not believe this is X.
sagittifolium/robustum. The leaf tissue at the sinus of the rear leaf
lobes is full almost to the point of juncture w/ the petiole, P.
sagittifolum/robustum has a naked area at this point. If I had to guess,
I`d have to say that the plant shown is a cultivar/selection of the one we
were discussing, the X. 'albo-varigatum monstrosum' or whatever cock-a-many
name it is being called, the one w/ the little 'cups' at the leaf-tips.
The other species of Xanthosoma that I have grown which also has this sinus
full to the base, very like the one in the photo, is one that grows from
tubers you can sometimes buy at Cuban/Latin stores called 'malanga
amarillo', or 'yautia amirillo'. To me this is interesting, as Deni Bown
equates and actually calls both of these plants by the same scientific name,
X. atrovirens.
I`d be interested in hearing any other opinions.



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