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Taxon: Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L.) Schott

Genus: Xanthosoma
Family: Araceae subfamily: Aroideae tribe: Caladieae.
Nomen number: 42090
Place of publication: H. Schott & S. L. Endlicher, Melet. bot. 19. 1832 ("sagittaefolium")
Name verified on: 30-Jun-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 30-Jun-2003
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • new cocoyam   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • tania   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • chou Caraïbe   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • malanga marron   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • taye   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • tayove   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Tania   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • Tania-Goldnarbe   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • adão   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • costela-de-adão   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • malanga   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • ocumo   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • tiquisque blanco   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • yautía   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Spanish
  • yautía blanca   (Source: F PR ) – Spanish
  • tanier   (Source: F PR ) – Spanish (Puerto Rico)
  • tannia   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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Economic importance:

  • Human food: starch   (fide F LAnt)
  • Human food: vegetable   (fide Pl Book)
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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Barbados; Guadeloupe; Jamaica; Martinique; Puerto Rico; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines - St. Vincent
    Northern South America: Venezuela
    Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

      Cultivated:
  • widely cultivated in tropics

      Other:
  • exact native range obscure

References:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong. 2012. Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 98.
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45.
  • Croat, T. B. & N. Lambert. 1986. The Araceae of Venezuela. Aroideana 9:213.
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980–. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  • Dodson, C. H. & A. H. Gentry. 1978. Flora of the Rio Palenque science center.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin. 2002. World checklist and bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae).
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Hammel, B. E. et al., eds. 2003–. Manual de plantas de Costa Rica.
  • Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 5:2330.
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953–1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell. 1982. Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis.
  • Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • Matthew, K. M. 1983. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic.
  • Parham, J. W. 1972. Plants of the Fiji islands, revised ed.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. 1932–. Flora of Suriname.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Smith, A. C. 1979–1991. Flora vitiensis nova.
  • Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands.
  • Webster's third new international dictionary.
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L.) Schott:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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