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Re: New aroid in western Australia?

  • Subject: Re: New aroid in western Australia?
  • From: "Alan Galloway - Home" <alan_galloway@bellsouth.net>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 21:06:00 -0500

Looks like a new species of Typhonium!!

alan

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-----Original Message----- 
From: Steve Marak
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:07 PM
To: Aroid list
Subject: [Aroid-l] New aroid in western Australia?

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:

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/new-lily-found-in-kimberley-smells-like-burnt-electrics/story-e6frg14u-1225991862095

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
text.

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

Steve

-- Steve Marak
-- samarak@gizmoworks.com
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