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> 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 opinion.
All this talk of scrambled X. taxomomy reminded me. 'Way
back in '96, I studied, for a class project, a tall-trunked
Xanthosoma in Monteverde, Costa Rica, which, at the time,
was in the process of being segregated from X. jacquinii. I
wonder where the new name was published, and what it is?
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