IAS Aroid Quasi Forum

About Aroid-L
 This is a continuously updated archive of the Aroid-L mailing list in a forum format - not an actual Forum. If you want to post, you will still need to register for the Aroid-L mailing list and send your postings by e-mail for moderation in the normal way.

  Re: xanthosoma mafaffa
From: "Eduardo Goncalves" edggon at hotmail.com> on 2001.10.10 at 05:35:17(7599)
Dear Tony,

I didn?t mention it just because I could not find a name for it! (That?s
quite simple...) I am completing an article about the cultivated Xanthosoma
and this is one of the "species" that doesn?t seem to have a Linnean name.
In fact, I do not know if it is a natural species. I am presently calling
Xanthosoma "Lime Green" or "Golden" or "Aurea" or "Lime Zinger" or whatever.
The only thing I know is that it doesn?t seem to be X. mafaffa, because of
vegetative and floral differences. In fact, true X. mafaffa is an elusive
species that doesn?t seem to be common in cultivation no more. It is
possible that this golden Xanthosoma is one of the species from the X.
atrovirens complex. I am still checking some aspects on it. By now, it is
better to keep the name exactly like it is.

Very best wishes,


Note: this is a very old post, so no reply function is available.