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  [Aroid-l] C. 'Fontanesii' id - Pete's id
From: botanist at malesiana.com (Peter Boyce) on 2007.10.16 at 06:33:46(16512)

My 'thoughts' on esculenta still hold true (for me I hasten to add - am not trying to gain the truth high ground!); the real problem is, as ever, that esculenta has been cultivated (or at least managed) for a VERY long time and that without some pretty robust molecular work utilizing genes to investigate the phylogenetic as well as culton level it is exceedingly difficult to devise a reliable taxonomy. Colocasia bicolor is almost certainly not distinguishable from affinis.

'Illustris' would shoehorn into antiquorum.

As ever


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