articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Aroid or not?

  • Subject: Aroid or not?
  • From: "Marek Argent" <>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 23:01:28 +0100

I've got an ID request, the person asks if it may be an aroid.
In this phase and condition it seems to be impossible what plant it is.
Plants of the Araceae produce roots just below the leaf bud.
This one has no roots at all, it can be the top of an aroid tuber,
but it can also belong to any bulbous plants like Tulipa or Hyacinthus
What do you think?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2009 8:13 PM
Subject: Plant ID request

Dear helpful person from the Aroid Identification Center,

I am writing to you with a rather unusual request.

We received some images from a plant (presumable a Araceae) that was found by customs at the New Zealand border.

The plant was in a rather bad (rotten) stage and I can't identify it.

I thought you might be able to help and could at least confirm that the object in the picture is indeed a corm of a Araceae. Maybe Dracunculus?

The plant arrived from the UK. This all I know.


I am grateful for any comment

best wishes



Ines Schönberger, Ph.D.

Herbarium Manager

Allan Herbarium (CHR)

Landcare Research, PO Box 40, Lincoln 7640, New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 321 9797

Fax: +64 3 321 9998



Please consider the environment before printing this email
Warning: This electronic message together with any attachments is confidential. If you receive it in error: (i) you must not read, use, disclose, copy or retain it; (ii) please contact the sender immediately by reply email and then delete the emails.
The views expressed in this email may not be those of Landcare Research New Zealand Limited.

Nie znaleziono virusa w tej wiadomosci przychodzacej.
Sprawdzone przez AVG -
Wersja: 8.5.425 / Baza danych wirusów: 270.14.67/2505 - Data wydania: 11/15/09 19:50:00

Attachment: IMG_0135.jpg
Description: JPEG image

Aroid-L mailing list

Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement