Xanthosoma daguense Engl.

General comments: 

Xanthosoma daguense Engl. is an accepted name. This information was accessed through The Plant List.

Diagnostic description: 

Herbaceous shrub that can reach a height of 1m. Leaves are simple and membranous.


For original publication details of Xanthosoma daguense: Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 37: 137 1905.

Geographic Range: 

Xanthosoma daguense is found in Columbia, Venezuela, Brazil and Ecuador.

This information was accessed through the Royal Botanical Gardens and Discover Life.


Larval lepidopteran herbivores collected in Napo Province, Ecuador (Yanayacu Forest, Narupa).

Foodplant Associations: 

This information is based an ongoing project dedicated to the inventory and dissemination of information on lepidopteran larvae, their host plants, and their parasitoids in a Costa Rican tropical wet forest and an Ecuadorian montane cloud forest.

N= 15 herbivore associations as of 2012.

Apatelodidae: Unknown sp.; N=1.

Crambidae: Unknown sp.; N=1.

Erebidae: Saurita mosca (Dognin); N=1, Unknown sp.; N=2.

Geometridae: Eois pallidicosta (Warren); N=2, Unknown spp.; N=3.

Megalopygidae: Unknown sp.; N=1.

Noctuidae: Unknown sp.; N=2.

Larval lepidopteran herbivores reared in Napo Province, Ecuador (Yanayacu Biological Station and Center for Creative Studies).

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith