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New aroid in western Australia?

  • Subject: New aroid in western Australia?
  • From: Steve Marak <samarak@gizmoworks.com>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 18:07:12 -0600 (CST)

I've seen several web hits today on this topic, all of which seem to wind 
up at the same text. The articles all call the plant an "arum lily", don't 
give a genus or other botanical information, say that it was found in the 
Kimberly region by Matthew Barrett (Perth's Kings Park & Botanic Garden) 
along with other various new species in that remote area, and that the 
infloresence smells of burnt electrical wire. 

Here's a representative link:


The picture is *an* aroid, but no idea if it's that aroid; one of the 
other articles showed a picture of Zantedeschia aethiopica with the same 

Anyone happen to know more about this? I dug through the KP&BG web site a 
bit but didn't find anything.


-- Steve Marak
-- samarak@gizmoworks.com
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