And what about Colocasia fontanesii?
in Tropicos, too, but there is also a synonym
C. esculenta var. fontanesii:
in the IAS pages it is regarded as a cultivar of C.
Cate-Araceae as usually is
I always knew that "fontanesii" is a Colocasia with
a glossy leaf surface
and purple or burgundy petioles, but I never really
wondered about its taxonomic status.
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Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 11:52
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Colocasia
Yes, it is a valid NAME but it is NOT a good species - the typification
was fouled up by Schott, who typified (certainly in error) on a Linnaeus
specimen is is without question C. esculenta.
Mea culpa we fouled up in FoC. The DESCRIPTION in FoC is correct but the
name is wrong. It should be called C. fontanesii.
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