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  [pbs] Help with identification
From: Steve Marak <samarak at gizmoworks.com> on 2018.09.04 at 17:14:54(24033)
Aroiders, the following request for ID help was posted to another
mailing list. That list doesn't permit picture attachments so you'll
have to click on the hyperlinks at the bottom of the message to see the
three pictures.

Doesn't look like the Arisaema dracontium we see around here, but I'm
confident someone here will know what it is. I don't have a direct email
address for Anne but will forward comments to the moderator of the other


From: "D. Christopher Rogers" <branchiopod at gmail.com> on 2018.09.04 at 17:36:05(24034)
It looks like a Syngonium or maybe Caladium to me. Any chance of seeing inside the spathe? No way that is an Arisaema.

On 4 September 2018 at 12:14, Steve Marak wrote:



From: =?utf-8?Q?Eduardo_Gon=C3=A7alves?= <edggon at gmail.com> on 2018.09.04 at 17:46:38(24035)
Dear Steve,

To me it is Xanthosoma hoffmanii. I cannot remember any other species in this area, but Tom has been dealing with them very closely, maybe it is something I don’t now.

Very best wishes,

From: "D. Christopher Rogers" <branchiopod at gmail.com> on 2018.09.04 at 17:59:16(24036)
Drat . . . of course it is a Xanthsoma . . . Good catch!

On 4 September 2018 at 12:46, Eduardo Gonçalves wrote:

Dear Steve,



From: Steve Marak <samarak at cox.net> on 2018.09.06 at 21:39:30(24037)
Thanks, Eduardo. I've passed that along (without mentioning your name


From: Tom Croat <Thomas.Croat at mobot.org> on 2018.09.07 at 14:42:58(24038)
Dear Steve and Eduardo:

I was unable to follow the thread of this message to confirm it as X. hoffmanii but forwarded the message to Xavier and asked him to try to find the image. I am presently in the herbarium at the University of Panama determining plants.


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