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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Xanthosoma sagittifolium   FAMILY Araceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Xanthosoma sagittifolium   FAMILY Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)
Xanthosoma sagittifolium

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC ERROR) Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Xanthosma sagittifolium

 

COMMON NAME:
Arrowleaf Elephant Ear, Malanga


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Xanthosoma sagittifolium   FAMILY Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Xanthosoma sagittifolium   FAMILY Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)
Xanthosoma sagittifolium

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC ERROR) Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Xanthosma sagittifolium

 

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4164

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: tropical America

Habitat: Ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

LEAVES:
Simple
Leaves arise from the tip of central corm and have sheathing overlapping bases
Petioles to 5' long

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Spreads by slender rhizomes

FLOWER:
Summer
Spadix's densely packed cream flowers surrounded by large greenish-white spathe

Inflorescence a spadix

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
Berry

 

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