Re: unknown aroid ID


Eduardo:  I concur with your decision. 
	Tom 
> 
> Dear All,
> 
>     I'd like to try the ID of the unknown aroid submitted by Paul Resslar 
> (n#126). To me, it is Xanthosoma mexicanum Liebm. from Mexico and 
> Guatemala. Some could name it X. pilosum Koch (from Costa Rica and 
> Colombia), but I consider these species as synonimous. Julius has 
> identificated it as X. pubescens Poepp., a species from northern South 
> America, but the true X. pubescens has more lateral ribs (10-18), while 
> X.mexicanum has 5 or 6. 
> 
> Best Wishes, 
> 
> Eduardo.
> 
> 


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Missouri Botanical Garden
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