- Subject: Re: Xanthosoma
- From: "Eduardo Goncalves" <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 10:00:26 -0500 (CDT)
Yes, I forgot this one. It is the same species I am talking about,
despite the individual featured in the picture is too young. The color is
too striking to forget! However, I am still considering if X. mafaffa is not
the same thing of X. sagittifolium. In fact, the X.
mafaffa-sagittifolium-robustum-roseum complex is the most puzzling problem
in aroid systematics, in my opinion. It may take me some time to solve.
>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
>George Yao <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>At 11:19 AM 5/31/01, you wrote:
>> 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,
>>>From: "Scott Hyndman" <email@example.com>
>>>To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <firstname.lastname@example.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
>>>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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