Bohart Museum of Entomology, we have been working over the insects from several
Bornean expeditions. The new species, genera and families are somewhere in the
upper hundreds!!! There is still much to do in the cataloging of biodiversity.
D. Christopher Rogers
166 Buckeye Street
Woodland CA 95695 USA
● Invertebrate Taxonomy
● Invertebrate Ecological Studies
● Bioassessment and Study Design
● Endangered Invertebrate Species
● Periphyton/ Phytoplankton
Moscow, ID ● Bozeman, MT ● Woodland, CA ● Neosho, MO ●
email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Peter Boyce
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2006
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] 52 new
species discovered in Borneo
Fascinating news but, 52 species in the
plant, animal and fungal kingdoms combined is really the tip of the tip of an
ENORMOUS iceberg; our current research on one medium-sized aroid genus (Schismatoglottis)
will almost certainly more double the number of species from c. 70 to 150 in
Sarawak alone; Homalomena (perhaps the largest aroid genus is
Borneo) has c. 80 spp. alone in Sarawak fewer than 30 names for the whole
island; Alocasia had, prior to the latest revsion just under a decade ago
recognized 21 species for Borneo (then a 47%
increase); since then a further 14 species have been recognized. Perhaps the
most striking aroid example come from Amorphophallus with
currently 15 species described for Borneo and a number of others (maybe as many
as 5 that we know of... no idea how many others awaiting finding) awaiting
description but as recently as 1981 the tally for the island was just 2 species.
----- Original Message -----
From: "piaba" <email@example.com>
To: "Discussion of aroids"
Sent: Saturday, December 23, 2006 6:35
Subject: [Aroid-l] 52 new species
discovered in Borneo
> i don't see mention of aroids, but there is an amazing
> Marantaceae... the photo is in the report that is
> available on the WWF webpage (follow the links).
> on the other hand, they mention 16 new gingers.
> tsuh yang
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