Re: native North American aroids
>Howdy. I didn't list Pistia stratioides because I thought it was
here, brought from Africa and India. The list would also be endless of
Aroid escapes in south Florida.
I listed it as it is pantropical, and I`m not sure exactly when it came to
the New world, as I have read several debates about it being a native to S.
America as well as to Africa and Asia! No big deal, as I have a paper 'in
my head' on man`s influence in the spread of Aroids, and the genera involved
are Caladium, Xanthosoma and Dracontium, too long to go into here!
Hope that things go well for you.