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Re: [aroid-l] New genera on-line

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] New genera on-line
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter@worldonline.nl
  • Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 16:35:22 +0100
  • Importance: Normal


Thanks for your kind offer. The pics are great! Will certainly "steal" some
to use in the IAS pages.

The variation in characters (colour!!) in A. diocoridis is enormous, so
don't be surprised that your look different from mine.



> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu
> [mailto:aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu]Namens Krzysztof Kozminski
> Verzonden: maandag 10 februari 2003 7:57
> Aan: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> CC: Wilbert Hetterscheid
> Onderwerp: Re: [aroid-l] New genera on-line
> On Sunday, February 9, 2003, at 11:22 AM, Wilbert Hetterscheid wrote:
> > Peoples,
> >
> > The IAS website has been expanded as follows:
> >
> > 1) Arum: to the text of the revision of Arum species in Greece and
> > Cyprus, 4
> > species are now hyperlinked to picturepages. But we need a LOT more
> > pics of
> > other species of the genus. WHO has them???????
> I can offer photos of two species:
> 1) Arum hygrophilum - fairly low resolution but reasonably
> OK. I should
> have much better one in a month or two, if it blooms again. Feel free
> to grab the photos from:
> 	http://www.kozminski.com/Araceae/Arum/hygrophilum.html
> 2) Allegedly Arum dioscoridis var. dioscoridis. These are
> 800x600 - if
> you want a different size let me know, and I'll generate them
> from the
> originals (or I can give you all 7MB of the originals if you prefer);
> do not bother resizing mine since they were already resized once and
> you'll get lower quality if you do.
> I got this arum from a sale at UC Berkeley, labeled as A. dioscoridis
> var. luschanii, which I believe is supposed to be synonymous to var.
> dioscoridis. However, it looks very different from what you have put
> here:
> 	http://www.aroid.org/genera/arum/dioscoridis/index.html
> In my plant, the spathe resembles Alan Galloway's dioscoridis var.
> dioscoridis shown here:
> 	http://www4.ncsu.edu/~alan/plants/aroids/arums/dioscoridis/
> but it has no trace of any light color in the spathe, and the
> cross-section looks completely different - where yours and
> Alan's have
> two wide rings of the presumably insect-trapping thingies
> sticking out
> (one ring above male flowers, another between male and female
> flowers),
> mine has only one narrow ring above the male flowers, and the
> thingies
> are much shorter. Oh, and the flower had no smell of any
> sort. Either I
> cut the thing too early (although I did give it at least a day after
> opening, hoping for the stench to occur), or maybe what I have is not
> what it was labeled as.
> BTW, two gripes about your page about A.dioscoridis:
>   - please identify the variety pictured
>   - fix the page titles that show up after clicking the
> thumbnails; they
> say the photos are of Arisaema ciliatum
> KK
> -----
> http://www.kozminski.com/
> "Windows is like a Mac in the same way that a transvestite is like a
> real woman. It's 95 percent the same, and actually what some people
> would prefer, but not really the same for those who care about small
> differences." - John Dvorak

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