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

  • Subject: Re: Aroid Seeds (Berries) for my study of Seed Lipid Acids
  • From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo@email.msn.com>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 10:22:40 -0600 (CST)


----- Original Message -----
From: Victor Soukup <soukupvg@email.uc.edu>
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2001 4:20 PM
Subject: Aroid Seeds (Berries) for my study of Seed Lipid Acids


>>Dear Aroidlers,<<

Hello Vic and all my other web-friends,

I guess this is an appeal on Vic`s behalf, there are a few aroids that he
lists below that I believe we may be able to assist hiom with if I perhaps
'jog' some memories!

Anaphyllum ( an Indian Lasioid) became fairly 'common a few years ago,
Fairchild distributed seed, and I have seen it in several collections
between Miami and WPB, it bears fruit readly, so I will now appeal to anyone
who has this in fruit to contact me OR Vic and do your very best to get
these fruit to him, I can and will forward ant material you may send to me
on up to Vic if you don`t have or can`t find his address when you have
material to send!

Another that should not be TOO hard to hand-pollenate and get fruit on is
Gonaotopus, we discussed this as a weed a short time ago on this L.

 Anyone out there doing anything with the genus Caladium??   What species do
you now have seed of, Vic?   My guess would be C. bicolor??

What species of Syngonium do you have seeds of, Vic??

Anyhow, lets all pull together and see how many of these rarer genera we can
get seeds of, I kniow that several herbariums may be able to assit f
theylook in their dried collections!

Cheers,

Julius Boos,

WPB,

Florida







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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