Re: Help i.d. these aroids


> Date:          Thu, 14 May 1998 20:26:40 -0500
> Reply-to:      aroid-l@mobot.org
> From:          Bob Riffle <71270.3070@compuserve.com>
> To:            tcroat@lehmann.mobot.org
> 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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