The Genera of Araceae publication

Simon J. Mayo (Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW=
9 3AE, 
United Kingdom); Josef Bogner (Botanischer Garten, Menzinger Strasse 63, D=
M=FCnchen, Germany); Peter C. Boyce (Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew=
, Richmond, 
Surrey, TW9 3AE, United Kingdom) 
A new treatment of the genera of the Araceae is currently being prepared a=
nd will be published 
by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 1997. The main emphasis of the book a=
re keys to the 
genera, a complete set of up-to-date generic and tribal descriptions, and =
a complete set of full-
sized black and white line analytical drawings, one for each genus; the ar=
tist is Eleanor 
Catherine. A general part will give condensed treatments of the major char=
acter fields, 
taxonomic history, economic botany, ethnobotany and cultivation. Other bot=
anists are 
contributing in various ways, including provision of material for drawing =
and critical review; 
chapters on anatomy and chemistry have been contributed by Professor J.C. =
French and 
Professor R. Hegnauer, respectively. 'The Genera of Araceae' will be organ=
ized according to a 
new systematic arrangement that has been produced with the help of cladist=
ic methods. It is 
hoped that through an active exchange of views with other aroid specialist=
s, a classification can 
be agreed which will serve the practical needs for the future.

Anyone interested in purchasing a copy of this book (publication 
expected late Spring/early Summer 1997, price expected to be 
about 50 (fifty) UK pounds)) or wanting further information, should email 
me direct ( giving their full snail mail addres=

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