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Xanthosoma atrovirens
K. Koch & C. D. Bouché, Araceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Common name(s): [more details]

English: Indian-kale

Spanish: yautía amarilla, yautía vinola

Habit:  herb

Description:  See Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L.) Schott.  There is some question as to the taxonomic status of this species in Hawaii and the Pacific islands.  Some literature treats them as synonyms, others as separate species.

Habitat/ecology:  (no habitat/ecology info known by PIER)

Propagation:  (no propagation information known by PIER)

Native range:  Brazil, Venezuela (GRIN).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Cook Islands
Southern Cook Islands
Rarotonga Island   Bishop Museum (U.S.A. Hawaii. Honolulu.) (1929) (voucher ID: BISH 102317)
Taxon name on voucher: Xanthosoma atrovirens C.Koch & Bouché
French Polynesia
Society Islands
Tahiti Island   Bishop Museum (U.S.A. Hawaii. Honolulu.) (1921) (voucher ID: BISH 102318)
Taxon name on voucher: Xanthosoma atrovirens C.Koch & Bouché
French Polynesia
Austral (Tubuai) Islands
Rapa Island   Bishop Museum (U.S.A. Hawaii. Honolulu.) (1921) (voucher ID: BISH 102321)
Taxon name on voucher: Xanthosoma atrovirens C.Koch & Bouché
Wallis and Futuna
Wallis and Futuna (Horne) Islands
Futuna Island   Bishop Museum (U.S.A. Hawaii. Honolulu.) (1974) (voucher ID: BISH 418266)
Taxon name on voucher: Xanthosoma atrovirens C.Koch & Bouché
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Australia
Australia (continental)
Australia (continental) introduced
invasive
Randall, R. P. (2007) (p. 507)


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This page was created on 12 JUL 2013 and was last updated on 9 AUG 2013.