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Aroid Seeds (Berries) for my study of Seed Lipid Acids

  • Subject: Aroid Seeds (Berries) for my study of Seed Lipid Acids
  • From: Victor Soukup <soukupvg@email.uc.edu>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 15:20:20 -0600 (CST)

Dear Aroidlers,
	This is a revised copy of a message I sent out last week which somehow
became garbled in transmission.  Please accept my apologies!
	First my thanks to many of you for your past generosity in sharing with me
seeds that you had managed to obtain from plants in your own or in
Institutional collections, or in some cases, even gone out specifically to
collect for me.  Your help haw been invaluable and will be acknowledged by
name in future publications.
	At this stage in my study of the acids of the seed lipids of Aroids, I
have analyzed at least one species of each of 68 genera of the about 104
total genera in the family Araceae.  The data are intended to be used as an
additional character in phylogenetic analyses of the family.  Already one
very unusual acid has been found as a major component in a few genera.
This acid has never before been reported from any natural source. 
	I require only 4 - 5 seeds for a single determination.  While I request
seeds, I prefer to receive berries for a similar study on berry tissues,
which because of their color or odor or taste, may act as dispersal vector
attractants.
	Below is a list of genera from which I still need seeds (berries).  Those
genera marked with an asterisk, one species has already been analyzed but
more examples are needed.  Seeds (berries) can preferably come from freshly
collected fruiting heads, or from dried specimens (preferably not over 80
years old) on Herbarium sheets.  

Aglaodorum..................Gearum..........................Pothoidium
Alloschemone...............Gonatopus......................Protarum
Amydrium.....................Hapaline.........................Pycnospatha
Anaphyllopsis...............Heteroaridum...................Rhaphidophora
Anaphyllum...................Holochlamys...................Scindapus
Aridarum.......................Hottarum.........................Steudnera
Bognera........................Lasimorpha.....................Stylochaeton
Bucephalandra...............Lazarum.........................Syngonium*
Caladium*......................Mangonia.......................Ulearum
Carlephyton...................Pedicellarum...................Zamioculcas
Colletogyne...................Phymatarum....................Zomicarpa
Eminium*......................Piptospatha.....................Zomicarpella
Furtodoa.......................Podolasia
Symplocarpus* (the 2 Japanese species)
Typhonium* (Any species except giganteum or trilobatum)
	Please help if you can.  I am now in my 77th year and have been carrying
on this study for eight years -- would like to see it completed in my lifetime.

Thanks,
Vic

Dr. Victor G. Soukup
Herbarium
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0006
Victor G. Soukup 
Herbarium 
Department of Biological Sciences
University of  Cincinnati 
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0006





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