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The spathe and spadix of Amorphophallus titanum by Kandis Elliot. What is an Aroid?
Aroid is the common name for members of the Araceae family of plants, sometimes known as the Philodendron or Arum family. The occasionally beautiful and often bizarre combination of spathe and spadix called the inflorescence, sometimes referred to as a "flower", is a distinguishing feature of all aroids.
New Australia Chapter
A new Australia group has started - check out their Facebook and Instagram.
XII International Aroid Conference
July 6-10, 2017 in Cali, Colombia

Join fellow Aroid researchers, hobbyists and growers for presenations, networking, field trips and fun in middle of the world's greatest concentration of tropical Aroid diversity. Registration is now open!

Economic Aroids Workshop
At the 19th International Botanical Congress,
July 23-29, 2017 in Shenzen, China

Peter J. Matthews (National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka) and Chunlin Long (Minzu University of China, Beijing; and Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming) are planning a short 1.5-2 hour workshop on economic aroids, at the XIX International Botanical Congress, July 23-29, 2017.

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Looking for information on Amorphophallus and Amorphophallus titanum?
- Check out the genus page on Amorphophallus for articles, links to culture and more
- Buy reprints of Aroideana Volume 19 - the Amorphophallus issue
- Have a gander at this cool article on pollination of Amorphophallus paeoniifolius.

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IAS Calendar:
  July 6-10, 2017 - International Aroid Conference, Cali Colombia.
  July 23-29, 2017 - Economic Aroids Workshop at the 19th IBC, Shenzen China.
  September 16th & 17th, 2017 - Annual Show and Sale in Miami, FL