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  Re: [Aroid-l] Xanthosoma violaceum
From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at msn.com> on 2006.12.24 at 10:18:10(15015)
Reply-To : Discussion of aroids
Sent : Sunday, December 24, 2006 2:49 PM
To : Discussion of aroids
Subject : Re: [Aroid-l] Xanthosoma violaceum

Hello Helmut, Peter and Jani,

Helmuts report (below) clarifies what I am trying to say. The plant that he
is calling X. 'violacia" (w/ dark green leaf stalks, and with green leaves
and with a purple hue over the leaves) sure sounds like to 'new' one from
Cen. America which I reported in my earlier post, and Eduardo ID`d it from a
photo sent in as NOT being X. violacium, but another 'good' species like X.
sagittifolium, I don`t remember exactly which.
The second which Helmut is calling X. 'nigra' with the very dark purple
petioles I THINK is what we have being called X. violacium! BUT---until
Eduardo gets his review of the cultivated forms/species of Xanthosoma
completed, we shall always remain in doubt!
Helmut, please if at all possible post photos of these plants to the aroid-l
and we can all take a look at them, and perhaps Dr.Goncalves can give us his

The Best,


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