The Mediterranean aroids are usually not counted as African
(see the uberlist) at www.aroid.org
I have (or had (or had had :) )) several species.
Still growing 2 spp. of Anubias, Nephthytis afzelii (in
fruit, soon seeds), Zamioculcas zamiifolia, Zantedeschia aethiopica
and many Zant. cultivars.
I had Anchomanes difformis but the tuber died and some
more Anubias that I didn't know how to cultivate them.
I'm looking for Callopsis volkensii and other small (not
exceeding 1m of height) species - Arophyton, Carlephyton, Amorphophallus,
Arisaema (native to Africa, if any exist, not Asian spp. naturalized
there), also species of Arum, Biarum, Arisarum, Ambrosina. I already have Arum
hygrophilum (only one tuber).
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Sent: Monday, June 24, 2013 4:59 PM
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?