Re: Small Aroids
Carlo: The new species name that I was referring to was that of
Anthurium besseae Croat, a neat Anthurium sect. Cardiolonchium from
Bolivia which will be named in honor of Libby Besse in Sarasota.
> At 11:10 AM 10/27/97 -0500, you wrote:
> >>Dewey: This is an unpublished name and I will get back to the list
> >about the correct spelling (I have to consult the rules) but I just
> >wanted to say that this plant which I am sure that you have seen at
> >Selby has dramatically changed in the past year. For years it was
> >dwarfed (Donna Atwood thinks it was due to an overdose of something) but
> >when I saw it recently it was many times larger, with leaf blades to ca
> >25 cm long. I am sure glad I was patient on this new species!
> Which unpublished name are you referring too? The post and prior message
> refer to several plants.
> > By the way if we really want to talk about small aroids we do
> >have to consider Lemna. While currently in the Lemnaceae molecular work
> >has shown that group to be practically inseparable from Pistia and the
> >Kew group will be proposing it to be subsumed within the Aroideae as a
> >close relative of Pistia.
> > Tom
> >> Her's a couple more very small aroids... Anthurium bessei can be seen at:
> >> <http://www.mobot.org/IAS/Image/Aroid/Fisk/anbessei.jpg> and Caladium
> >> humboldtii var. Marcel.. This is one of the prettiest.. and it only gets
> >> about an inch or two high!!!!
> >> Dewey
> >> Dewey E. Fisk, Plant Nut
> >> THE PHILODENDRON PHREAQUE
> >> Your Source for Tropical Araceae
> >Thomas B. Croat, Ph.D.
> >P.A. Schulz Curator of Botany
> >Missouri Botanical Garden
> >P.O. Box 299
> >St. Louis, MO 63166-0299
> >phone: 314-577-5163; fax 314-577-9596; email firstname.lastname@example.org
> Carlo A. Balistrieri, J.D. Email: CABalist@facstaff.wisc.edu
> P.O. Box 327
> Ashippun, WI 53003-0327
> Voice: 414.569.1902 Telefax: same number, please call ahead.
Thomas B. Croat, Ph.D.
P.A. Schulz Curator of Botany
Missouri Botanical Garden
P.O. Box 299
St. Louis, MO 63166-0299
phone: 314-577-5163; fax 314-577-9596; email email@example.com
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