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Re: New aroid in western Australia?

  • Subject: Re: New aroid in western Australia?
  • From: Peter Boyce <phymatarum@googlemail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 13:34:50 +0800

May not be too long in waiting. “things” are afoot with Aussie “Typhonium”, with a paper just published that convincingly shows the Australian ones not to belong to Typhonium, plus Lazarum mirabile has recently been investiagated molecularly, plus Matthew Barrett is very active.




From: aroid-l-bounces@www.gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@www.gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of Michael Pascall
Sent: Friday, 21 January, 2011 9:15 AM
To: aroid-l@www.gizmoworks.com
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] New aroid in western Australia?


Most likely a Typhonium , I got a few tubers of a much larger sp.from the Northern Territory
a few years ago .
They can be very difficult to keep alive . Probably be 10 years before we got a name for it .
Alistair Hay is in Columbia at the moment , he might have a comment to make on it later .

Michael Pascall,

> Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 18:07:12 -0600
> From: samarak@gizmoworks.com
> To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
> 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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