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Re: [aroid-l] Arum key project

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Arum key project
  • From: "Peter Boyce" boyce@pothos.demon.co.uk
  • Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 17:25:07 +0200

Dear Dr Mishra

I'm sorry to say that I have very little experience with these cultigen
groups. However, from my observations in in SE and S Asia it seems to me
that the cultigens (and perhaps also the land races) fall roughly into three
vegetative types.

1. large, barely offsetting tubers
2. lots of much-offsetting small tubers
3. almost no tuber development but much stolon development

From a taxonomic perspective I tend to apply the respective names

1. var. antiquorum
2. var. esculenta
3. var. aquatilis

but here hasten to add that I have not made by any means a deep study of
these 'groups'.


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