Re: xanthosoma mafaffa
- Subject: Re: xanthosoma mafaffa
- From: Tony Avent <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 11:14:23 -0500 (CDT)
I hope you will keep up posted as your research yields results.
At 12:35 AM 10/10/01 -0500, you wrote:
> I didnīt mention it just because I could not find a name for it! (Thatīs
>quite simple...) I am completing an article about the cultivated Xanthosoma
>and this is one of the "species" that doesnīt seem to have a Linnean name.
>In fact, I do not know if it is a natural species. I am presently calling
>Xanthosoma "Lime Green" or "Golden" or "Aurea" or "Lime Zinger" or whatever.
>The only thing I know is that it doesnīt seem to be X. mafaffa, because of
>vegetative and floral differences. In fact, true X. mafaffa is an elusive
>species that doesnīt seem to be common in cultivation no more. It is
>possible that this golden Xanthosoma is one of the species from the X.
>atrovirens complex. I am still checking some aspects on it. By now, it is
>better to keep the name exactly like it is.
> Very best wishes,
>> You mention that Xanthosoma maffafa is erronously known as such, but you
>>don't mention what it should be correctly known as...any help with a
>>correct name would be most appreciated. The only cultivar name for this
>>plant that adheres to the nomenclature code is Xanthosoma 'Lime Zinger'.
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