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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")
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 30-Jun-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 30-Jun-2003
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 25 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: starch; vegetable; vegetable

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 cult. in tropics)

    Other (exact native range obscure)

References:

  1. Webster's third new international dictionary. (Websters Dict)
  2. Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 98. 2012 (L West Indies)
  3. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  4. Berlingeri, C. & M. B. Crespo 2012. Inventory of related wild species of priority crops in Venezuela Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 59:655-681.
  5. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  6. Cathebras, C. et al. 2014. Characterization of microsatellites in Xanthosoma sagitiifolium (Araceae) and cross-amplification in related species Applic. Pl. Sci. 2(6):1400027.
  7. Croat, T. B. & N. Lambert 1986. The Araceae of Venezuela (Aroideana) 9:213.
  8. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  9. de la Torre, L. et al. Enciclopedia de las plantas útiles del Ecuador. 2008 (Enci Pl Util Ecuador)
  10. Dodson, C. H. & A. H. Gentry Flora of the Rio Palenque science center. (F RPalenq)
  11. Doungous, O. et al. 2015. Retrotransposom molecular markers resolve cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium) and taro (Colocasia esculenta) by type and variety (Euphytica) 206:541-554.
  12. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  13. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  14. Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin World checklist and bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae). (L Araceae)
  15. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  16. Hammel, B. E. et al., eds. Manual de plantas de Costa Rica. 2003- (Man CostaR)
  17. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency) 5:2330.
  18. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  19. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  20. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  21. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. (F PR)
  22. Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  23. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  24. Matthew, K. M. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic. (F TamilC)
  25. Parham, J. W. Plants of the Fiji islands, revised ed. 1972 (F Fiji)
  26. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  27. Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. Flora of Suriname. (F Suriname)
  28. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  29. Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. (F Viti)
  30. Walker, E. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands. (F Okin)

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 Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Xanthosoma sagittifolium cultivars
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=42090. Accessed 13 December 2018.