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[Aroid-l] Fwd: Seeds of Typhonium (Sauromatum) brevipe or gaoligongense


>Date: Sun, 08 Jul 2007 13:49:55 -0400
>To: <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
>From: Victor Soukup <soukupvg@email.uc.edu>
>Subject: Seeds of Typhonium (Sauromatum) brevipe or gaoligongense
>
>Dear Members,
>         If anyone has seeds of either, or both, of the above named 
> Typhonium species, or knows of someone who might, please get in touch 
> with me.  The seeds can be fresh or taken from a dry herbarium specimen 
> and can be up to 75 years old.  I may be able to get by with only 2 - 3 
> seeds of each.
>         They are needed to confirm chemical relationships in this part of 
> the genus Typhonium.  In 2000 in an article in Aroideana, Hetterscheid 
> and Boyce transferred these two species from Sauromatum to Typhonium 
> while presenting evidence for the move.  They also presented evidence 
> that these species along with a small group of other Typhoniums are 
> different --- that Typhonium is paraphyletic.
>         My chemical evidence supports this grouping except that I have 
> never been able to find any seeds of the two above mentioned species to 
> ascertain that this same chemical difference exists throughout the entire 
> small group.
>         Please help if you can, otherwise I must just make an assumption 
> that they do in fact behave as their co-species, as reported by 
> Hetterscheid and Boyce.
>
>Vic
>
>Victor G. Soukup PhD
>Herbarium
>University of Cincinnati
>Cincinnati, OH 45221-0006

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