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Re: [aroid-l] OT: NY Times Rafflesia article

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] OT: NY Times Rafflesia article
  • From: Steve Marak samarak@gizmoworks.com
  • Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 23:49:33 -0600 (CST)

Hmmm ... sorry, everyone, a friend sent me the link, and I did not have to
register or do anything to access it, and I don't recall that I ever did.  
But I've checked my browser and apparently sometime in the dark past I
did. (Registration is free, of course, but a pain.)

I tracked down the home page of Dr. Todd Barkman, of Western Michagan 
University, quoted in the NYT article and lead author on the paper. His 
home page is interesting if you like Rafflesia:


but does not really talk about the new paper. The paper was published
online; the abstract can be seen (free) at:


The gist is the separation of Rafflesia and Mitrastema, traditionally 
classified together, into Malpighiales and Ericales respectively, from 
mitochondrial DNA studies.


On Wed, 28 Jan 2004, Wilbert Hetterscheid (prive) wrote:

> This is restricted. I couldn't get in. Now what?
> Cheerio,
> Wilbert
> > -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> > Van: aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu
> > [mailto:aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu]Namens Steve Marak
> > Verzonden: dinsdag 27 januari 2004 21:11
> > Aan: Aroid list
> > Onderwerp: [aroid-l] OT: NY Times Rafflesia article
> > 
> > Off topic, but most aroiders seem to have wide botanical interests,
> > and this is a member of the fellowship of stinky plants. (And they do
> > refer to Amorphophallus titanum near the end, though not by name.)
> > 
> > http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/27/science/27FLOW.html

-- Steve Marak
-- samarak@gizmoworks.com

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