As always your editor welcomes
suggestions for the makeup of Aroideana, which we all recognize to be one of
the few tangible benefits of membership (not to downplay the enormous
satisfaction from the ‘intangibles’ that boost interest in the family),
but he journal can only include the material submitted to it and endorsed by
the reviewers. I am very pleased by what is coming in, but recognize that there
may be many members who would like other topics to be included.
From my viewpoint the whole
aglaonema situation has degenerated into industry hype of the tacky
multi-colour hybrids coming out of Asia, which make a splash in a trade show and then fade as their
unsuitability for general growing and lack of interest by most aroiders becomes
Prove me wrong on this, if you will.
Let me know who to chase for a serious article and I will try to oblige.
As ever, Derek
Behalf Of Bluesea
Sent: Wednesday, September 05,
2007 12:04 PM
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Aroideana
and anthurium were largely treated decades ago in Aroideana. I have been
highly disappointed at the over-emphasis of amorphophallus and other tuberous
aroids in the most recent decades, so much so that I occasionally consider
canceling my membership and subscription. Sadly, aglaonema, syngonium,
raphidophora, epipremnum and other genera are only occasionally mentioned these
days. I guess I'm old school, I find the tuberous aroids boring and only
slightly interesting. I have no clue why they have taken Society members
I received yesterday the latest issue
of Aroideana.It is always the same pleasure each time.If in the past
Philo,Anthurium were largely treated ,but now ,Arum and others mediterranean
genus are not missed and the article of Kerim Alpinar is especialy interesting!
I find it more intersting than
90' issues;Thanks to all writers contributors for their useful work!
I take this opportunity to inform
aroiders who received from me in 2004 Amorphophallus sp. from Malawi bulbs that
I can confirm the species : Amorphophallus impressus.
One larger tuber has flowering in
june and revelated his identity.
A second species I collected in north
Zambia also has flowering too for the first time :A.mossambicensis.
Those african species are not so hard
to grow and corm storage is easier than Asian species.
for the rest,we get the
worst weather I ever experienced for a growing season: Lot of rains,few
sun,low T° and no summer conditions...totaly crazy!
Without any doubt,I prefer dry and
hot summer we had previously!
Jean-luc , France
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