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  Re: [Aroid-l] Xanthosoma violaceum
From: "Eduardo Goncalves" <edggon at hotmail.com> on 2007.01.05 at 18:40:17(15044)
Dear friends,

I am leaving the city for two weeks for vacancy (2006 was a crazy
year indeed), but I will answer this post first. Xanthosoma violaceum
flowers regularly in Brazil and maybe in other places too. However, it
rarely flowers if kept in pots. You can see the flowers of the true species
in the Genera of Araceae book (by Mayo, Bogner and Boyce). When it decides
to flowers, it can produce up to 10 inflorescences per plant, that are pale
yellow with pinkish edges. Usually flowering plants have a long creeping
stem instead of the corm of the young form.
By the way, Chlorospatha croatiana flowered for me for the first
time this month. The inflorescences are somewhat twisted... What a lovely
plant... It is a pity that it is hard to find species of this genus to
cultivate and they are not native to Brazil. I would love to have more
around!!! One of the plants of Caladium tuberosum (I just brought from the
field) seems to be flowering too. Very nice!!!
I will ask a little patience for those that have tried to contact
me for these times. One of those new year promises I made to myself it was
to be able to answer emails in real time again, as I used to do some years
ago. I will try do it when I am back from the shore... Until there, I will
try to stay clean and be out of aroids for some time!

Very best wishes,

Eduardo.

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