The reference I gave in my book Aroids –
Plants of the Arum Family is Whitfield, P., ed. 1984. Longman Illustrated
Animal Encyclopaedia. I don’t have anything more scientific.
As a matter of interest, when peering into the open spathe of a Typhonodorum
inflorescence in Madagascar
recently, I saw a perfectly camouflaged yellow and white frog nestled between
the white spathe and yellow spadix – obviously a different species from
the one in S Africa but suggesting that this topic
might indeed be an interesting piece of research.
Hope this helps. Would be interested
to hear if you uncover more info, as after plants (and aroids in particular),
my main interest is amphibians.
firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Emily.Yates@mobot.org
Sent: 29 March 2005 18:19
Subject: [Aroid-l] Arum lily
anyone on the list know of references, reprints of articles, or research on the
relationship of the Arum lily (reed) frog,
Hyperolius horstocki, and the arum lily, Zantedeschia
aethiopica? This tiny frog (I believe endemic to South African
Fynbos) inhabits the inflorescence of the Arum lily and can change its color to
match its background inside the Arum lily for camoflauge. Beyond that I am
having difficulty locating much information on this cool little creature, and
would like to know more if anyone has experience with it.
Thanks for your help,
P. O. Box 299
Research Assistant (Araceae)
Missouri Botanical Garden
Louis, MO 63166-0299
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