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Re: African aroids?

  • Subject: Re: African aroids?
  • From: "Peter Boyce" <phymatarum@gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 08:26:06 +0800



Sadly never in the format in which it first appeared, but certainly there are quite a lot of changes that would justify a new edition in some form or other. The most pressing is the resurrection of Gymnomesium for Arum pictum, a “split” that now has overwhelming molecular support to bolster the already pretty convincing morphology. Then the Arum orientale “mob” requires resurrections (A. melanopus, A. besserianum), and one new species courtesy of Alan Galloway. In subgenus Arum Arum amoenum needs removal from A. maculatum, A. albispathum from A. italicum, and A. nickelii from A. concinnatum.




From: aroid-l-bounces@www.gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@www.gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of D. Christopher Rogers
Sent: Tuesday, 25 June, 2013 10:15 PM
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] African aroids?


So, Peter:

When is the new edition of the Arum book coming out?




On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 10:23 PM, Peter Boyce <phymatarum@gmail.com> wrote:



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Being tediously pedantic, the Moroccan Arum hygrophilum is a separate species (as yet unpublished: Arum maurum (Braun-Blanq.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
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Affiliate, Invertebrate Zoology, Biodiversity Institute, The University of Kansas

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