The Commonly Cultivated Species of Xanthosoma Schott (Araceae), including Four New Species

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2011
Authors:Goncalves, E. G.
Journal:Aroideana; Journal of the International Aroid Society
Start Page:3
Keywords:Araceae., belembe, cocoyam, mangarito, taioba, tannia, tiquisque, Xanthosoma, yautia

The genus Xanthosoma Schott is widely cultivated in the tropics, but very little is known about its taxonomy, especially concerning the cultivated species. This article presents a key for determination, as well as morphological descriptions and additional information about 14 forms/species of commonly cultivated Xanthosoma, including four new species. The species surveyed (and described) are: X. appendiculatum Schott, X. atrovirens C.Koch & Bouche, X. aureum E . G . Gonç . , X. blandum Schott, X. brasiliense (Desf.) Eng!., X. mafaffa Schott, X. mafaffa Schott "lineolatum", X. monstruosum E . G . Gonç. , X. panduriforme E . G . Gonç. , X. riedelianum (Schott) Schott, X. robustum Schott, X. sagittifolium (L.) Schott, X. taioba E . G . Gonç . and X. violaceum Schott, all of them illustrated with pictures.

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