Re: New aroid in western Australia?
Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
It appears to be an aroid that I saw in Kununurra in 1987 when I worked
there.it appeared to be a Typhonium.There were some new species
described at the time by Alistair Hay.It may already be described.It
grew in thje loamy soil and only appeared when the wet arrived.It grew
with a native Tacca which the aboriginal people used as a bush
potato.They had no recorded use of the Typhonium.
On 21/01/2011 10:07 AM, Steve Marak wrote:
> 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
> -- firstname.lastname@example.org
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