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Re: [aroid-l] Xanthosoma "roseum"

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Xanthosoma "roseum"
  • From: Tom Croat Thomas.Croat@mobot.org
  • Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 16:38:53 -0600

Dear Eduardo:

	I have finally concluded that Xanthosoma robustum is widespread in
Mexico.  I am treating it in my Flora del Bajia which is an area made up
partly of Colima, Guerrero and Michacan.  It also ranges into Guatemala (and
probably all the way to Costa Rica according to Mike Grayum).  
Are you saying that X. roseum is an older name and that it should take
precedence?  We have material in our herbarium called X. roseum cultivated
in Hawaii which is not the same species (though I am uncertain of the
correctness of the determination).


-----Original Message-----
From: Eduardo Goncalves [mailto:edggon@hotmail.com]
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2003 12:59 AM
To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
Subject: [aroid-l] Xanthosoma "roseum"

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 
>were HUGE and were up three times his height.  I would be interested in 
>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 
>regale!  Beautiful!
>Susan Cox

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