Re: Yet more smallest Aroids


Date:          Mon, 27 Oct 1997 17:46:15 -0500
Reply-to:      aroid-l@mobot.org
From:          eduardo gomes goncalves <eggon@guarany.cpd.unb.br>
To:            p.boyce@lion.rbgkew.org.uk
Subject:       Re: Yet more smallest Aroids 

On Mon, 27 Oct 1997, Peter Boyce wrote:

> How about good ol' Bucephalandra motleyana and B. catherineae? Then 
> there's Homalomena minutissima. The first time I encountered this is 
> was growing on a huge sandstone boulder in a stream in Brunei. At 
> first I thought it to be a foliaceous moss until I found the 
> inflorescences. The largest plants are less than 2 cm high. The 
> spathe 2 - 3 mm long. Now that's small!


Dear Pete,

    Wow... that's really small. I think this Homalomena is the smallest of
all aroids... even smaller than Ambrosinia. It must to be pollinated by
microbes!!!  :-)

Best wishes,

Eduardo. 


Eduardo

Now THERE'S a PhD project!!!


Pete
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