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Re: Xanthosoma

  • Subject: Re: Xanthosoma
  • From: George Yao <gcyao@netasia.net>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2001 14:08:01 -0500 (CDT)

Hi Eduardo,

In the same website you cited below, there is a page featuring Xanthosoma 
maffafa aurea which looked like the Golden Xanthosoma I saw (from memory 
only, if you please). Is it the same as the Golden Xanthosoma in the Burle 
Marx collection?

George Yao <gcyao@netasia.net>
Metro-Manila, Philippines

At 11:19 AM 5/31/01, you wrote:
>Dear aroiders,
>    I have checked the marvelous Lester´s site (see the link below) and 
> have found that there is a small error at the main page. The plant 
> featured there is Xanthosoma atrovirens, not X. violaceum. Despite the 
> leaves really LOOK violaceum (i.e. somewhat purplish), most of the aspect 
> is given by the combination of the dark green color (i.e. atro - black, 
> virens - green) plus the wax effect at the surface (that make it appear 
> somewhat blue). However, the petioles are green, and if we could see the 
> main ribs below, they would appear green, not purplish. Both species are 
> usually confused there in U.S.A., because both are usually sold with the 
> same common names. If you want to see a real X. violaceum, take a look at 
> Krzysztof´s page in:
>     Compare both pictures and you will never confuse them again.
>     Still on Xanthosomas, I have seen comments about the "Golden" 
> Xanthosoma in this list. I have seen it cultivated here in Brazil and I 
> also have some plants in my own collection (Xanthosoma is my favourite 
> aroid). The biggest individuals I have seen are cultivated at the Burle 
> Marx collection, and they became less golden with age. I have seen even 
> flowering individuals there, but I still couldn´t find out what the hell 
> is this plant! I am preparing an article ´bout the cultivated Xanthosoma, 
> maybe to be submitted to Aroideana 2002, so I HAVE to discover it 
> someday! By now, I think it is a form of the common X. sagittifolium, but 
> I am not 100% sure. In fact, I am not even 60% sure... Did someone 
> mention 40% sure?
>                                 Best wishes,
>                                         Eduardo.
>>From: "Scott Hyndman" <hyndman@aroid.org>
>>Reply-To: aroid-l@mobot.org
>>To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
>>Subject: Re: Yautia/Xanthasoma Sprouting
>>Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 12:08:47 -0500 (CDT)
>>Please take a look at Lest Kallus' and Julius Boos' information at
>>http://www.kallus.com/aroids/ediblearoids.htm as this may be some of what
>>you are interested in.  If it is not, I am happy to help anyone develop such
>>a Web page that you describe, and I am sure that Lester would be happy to
>>add to the excellent informational and image content of his pages.
>>Best regards,  Scott
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