Xanthosoma atrovirens

K. Koch & Bouché 1854

This plant has edible tubers after cooking. Some other members of this genus too.
It comes from the tropical America, where it is called Yautia amarilla.

photos © David Boudreaux
It is easy to recognize by rounded posterior lobes and glaucous leaf surface.
photos (3-4) © Michael Kolaczewski

Tropicos: Xanthosoma atrovirens
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last updated on 2010-09-03