Re: [aroid-l] Philo cold hardiness and O/T Cyclanthaceae ID
- Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Philo cold hardiness and O/T Cyclanthaceae ID
- From: MossyTrail@cs.com
- Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 17:07:21 EDT
In a message dated 10/11/2002 8:53:26 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> Also, if
> anyone has any members of this family available, please let me know. By
> the way, are members of Cyclanthaceae called "Cyclanthids, Cyclanthiads,
> Cyclanthoids, or what?
My Biology professor called them Cyclanths. I, too, am as much interested in
these as in Aroids, because they have almost the same kind of inflorescence
-- a spadix, and in a few species, one or more spathe-like stuctures. I was
first attracted to them by my utter amazement at seeing an "epiphytic palm,"
which of course was not really a palm at all. Several times I have wished
there was a "cyclanth-l" mailing list, or something similar.