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Re: xanthosoma mafaffa

  • Subject: Re: xanthosoma mafaffa
  • From: Tony Avent <tony@plantdel.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:
>Dear Tony,
>    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,
>                                         Eduardo.
>>	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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Tony Avent
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