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Re: Colocasia kotoensis

  • To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
  • Subject: Re: Colocasia kotoensis
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter@worldonline.nl>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 23:59:21 -0600 (CST)


Seeing this discussion on "Colocasia" kotoensis, I just remember that I saw
a recent paper (forgot which one.....mea culpa!) in which this species was
reclassified into Schismatoglottis. So the name is Schismatoglottis
kotoensis. Peter Boyce may find out where this was published.


----- Original Message -----
From: <StellrJ@aol.com>
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: vrijdag 30 maart 2001 18:26
Subject: Re: Colocasia kotoensis

> In a message dated 3/29/01 11:54:30 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> boyce@pothos.demon.co.uk writes:
> << Is Colocasia kotoensis any different from C. esculenta? Have you seen
>  type of this species name? >>
> I suspect the type is in Japan, since it was described by a Hayata, and I
> have not had the priviliege of seeing it.  But I have seen the living
> and am not sure why it is named Colocasia -- the leaves are nothing like
> esculenta, but look instead like a Philodendron (one long midrib, pinnate
> veins, and not at all peltate).  However, the inflorescence may be more
> that of C. esculenta (green spathe, pointed at the tip, thick white spadix
> completely within the spathe).  My identification was based on the
> description and photo by Zheng and Lu (2000), in Chinese.  This was one
> reason I wondered if any collections in the West were interested --
> having a specimen would allow for further study.
> Jason Hernandez
> Naturalist-at-Large

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