Re: Help i.d. these aroids
> Date: Thu, 14 May 1998 20:26:40 -0500
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> From: Bob Riffle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> Subject: Re: Help i.d. these aroids
> Julius, thanks to you and Eduardo this MAY be coming together (i.e.,
> clear) for me now. You are saying that Colocasia leaves are peltate
> and Xanthosoma leaves are not (?) I just checked and both HORTUS III
> and the Griffiths' DICTIONARY mention that Colocasia leaves ARE peltate
> but does not say that Xanthosoma leaves are NOT peltate.
BOB: AT LEAST ONE XANTHOSOMA FROM VENEZUELA IS PELTATE. And what would
> be the term for petiole attachment that is NOT peltate, if there IS one? THE TERM IS BASIFIXED.
> I can't even find such a term in the Harris/Harris book. Seems to me
> there needs to be one, eh?
> Thanks much; this is all very much fun ....
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