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Re: African aroids?

  • Subject: Re: African aroids?
  • From: "D. Christopher Rogers" <branchiopod@gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:27:06 -0500

Dear Derek,

You are great!


On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 7:52 AM, derek burch <derek@horticulturist.com> wrote:

Oh, yesss !!! How about three or four articles for the next Aroideana – checklists, speculation, disagreement about geography, culture, special plants that everyone should know . . . Maybe six or seven articles, maybe an African issue.  Ahhh, my heart sings !  Derek


From: aroid-l-bounces@www.gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@www.gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of Peter Boyce
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2013 11:24 PM
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] African aroids?




If we're stretching Africa then should include Arisarum vulgare, A. simorrhinum, Eminium spiculatum, and Biarum olivieri.


Being tediously pedantic, the Moroccan Arum hygrophilum is a separate species (as yet unpublished: Arum maurum (Braun-Blanq. & Maire) comb. ined.



On 25 June 2013 09:05, DAVID LEEDY <djleedy@sbcglobal.net> wrote:



As part of Africa is on the Mediterranean, I would think that Arum occurring in Morocco (Arum hygrophillum Boiss &  Arum italicum Miller) and Libya (Arum cyrenaicum Hruby) might be included in your list of African aroids. 

David Leedy

From: Jason Hernandez <jason.hernandez74@yahoo.com>
To: "aroid-l@gizmoworks.com" <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
Sent: Mon, June 24, 2013 10:48:36 AM
Subject: [Aroid-l] African aroids?

Hello again, fellow aroiders,


I have been wondering today about African aroids.  Those of us who grow tropical aroids will be aware of the genera of the American tropics, i.e. Caladium, Xanthosoma, Philodendron, Anthurium, Monstera, Spathiphyllum, Dieffenbachia, et al.; and the Southeast Asian genera, Epipremnum, Aglaonema, Colocasia, Alocasia, Cyrtosperma, and most of the Amorphs.  But Africa seems almost like the Lost Continent.  Other than Zantedeschia and some of the Amorphs, what African genera are widely known in cultivation?  The biodiversity of Africa has long fascinated me, but it seems like the most difficult continent to find out much about.  Who here grows African aroids besides Zantedeschia and Amorphs?


Jason Hernandez


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D. Christopher Rogers
Crustacean Taxonomist and Ecologist
Kansas Biological Survey
Kansas University, Higuchi Hall
2101 Constant Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66047-3759 USA

Affiliate, Invertebrate Zoology, Biodiversity Institute, The University of Kansas

Associate Editor, Journal of Crustacean Biology http://www.thecrustaceansociety.org/
Southwest Association of Freshwater Invertebrate Taxonomists SAFIT.ORG

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