Re: [Aroid-l] Re: Asian epiphytes...
- Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Re: Asian epiphytes...
- From: "Peter Boyce" <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 18:00:21 +0800
No Homalomena, as far as I am
aware, are obligate epiphytes. Having said that I have seen Homalomena
griffithii growing epiphytically c. 3 m up the trunk of a large belian in
riverine gallery forest in NC Sarawak; clearly the seed had lodged there either
during floors or had passed through the dispersal agent. Homalomena
fruits are inconspicuous but often strongly fruity-smelling and tasting and I
suspect are mammal dispersed although I have no direct evidence to support
Alistair did a lot of work on the
Homalomena of New Guinea and Bismarck and may well have further
anecdotes of epiphytism. Interesting, some New Guinea Homalomena
contain psychoactive principles thus it is possible for the observer to
be out of their tree....
Very best wishes
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2007 11:18
Subject: [Aroid-l] Re: Asian
Thanks Peter, Alistair, Tom and Adam. For
some reason Im not getting alot of the responses but happened to check the
archives and found all of yours. Id be interested in seeing some of
those Scindapsus too.
Any of the Homalomenas growing as
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