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Re: new image on ID page


Dear Lester,

   The name Xanthosoma roseum Schott exists and refers to a plant from 
Central America published in 1858. However, the proper name is Xanthosoma 
robustum Schott. The stated differences between X. robustum and X. roseum 
are too small to be considered, so the correct name is the oldest, i.e. X. 
robustum Schott (published in 1853).

                          I hope it helps,

                                 Eduardo.

>
>There's a new request for an ID on the ID page.  This time it's a plant 
>that was named Xanthosoma roseum in the book caption.  Please send your 
>reponses to Jon Haven at the supplied email address.
>
>As always, you can find the ID page at:
>http://www.kallus.com/aroids/aroidid/id.html
>
>Les
>
>
>

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