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[aroid-l] Xanthosoma "roseum"

  • Subject: [aroid-l] Xanthosoma "roseum"
  • From: "Eduardo Goncalves" edggon@hotmail.com
  • Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 00:59:22 +0000

Dear Susan,

The only species that fits this description is Xanthosoma robustum, that is, in my opinion, a synonim of Xanthosoma roseum. It ranges from Mexico to Guatemala and probably even more to the south. It is widely available in Florida as Xanthosoma sagittifolium ("malanga-blanca")!!!! In fact, I wasn´t able to find a real Xanthosoma sagittifolium growing in Florida!!!

Very best wishes,


From: snalice@cnmnetwork.com
Reply-To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Anthurium regale and Zanthosoma roseum
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 13:56:33 -0800

Speaking of bigger plants (other than Anthurium) someone sent a photo for ID of a
Zanthosoma labled 'roseum' with a man standing under the petiols and the leaves
were HUGE and were up three times his height. I would be interested in knowing
if that particular plant was ever ID'd and what was it and is it available
anywhere?.....but that's not to say that I don't desire seeds from Anthurium
regale! Beautiful!

Susan Cox

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