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Re: [Aroid-l] Cyrtosperma merkusii--the story

  • Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Cyrtosperma merkusii--the story
  • From: "Alistair Hay" ajmhay@hotmail.com
  • Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2006 15:27:41 +1000

Cyrtosperma chamissonis is a name that has been used for the cultivated (and usually unarmed) forms in the Pacific.

When I was looking into this 20 years ago, I formed the opinion that the cultivated forms intergraded with the very spiny Javan wild-type C. merkusii, and hence I used the name C. merkusii to cover both the wild and the cultivated forms.

I also formed the opinion that Bornean C. ferox and Malayan C. lasioides belonged to this variable species.

I know Josf Bogner disagrees with me about C. ferox :-)



From:  Brian Williams <pugturd@alltel.net>
Reply-To:  Discussion of aroids <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
To:  Discussion of aroids <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
Subject:  Re: [Aroid-l] Cyrtosperma merkusii--the story
Date:  Sat, 30 Sep 2006 02:17:27 -0400
>Here is a link of what maybe Merkusii  but it is listed as
>chamissonls I am not sure if this is another large species in the
>group in most cases I have seen it usually is Merkusii. I did have a
>great link to island page with a young woman in front of a huge
>patch of Merkusii that were around 20 feet tall. Huge plants with
>massive leaves. It seems this site is no longer up. This was the
>closest I have seen to it.
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