Journal of the International Aroid Society, Inc.
Volume 6, Number 4 (1983); Pages 129-132
Ornamental and edible aroids of peninsular Malaysia
By F. D. Ghani     (Buy)


Most aroids are widely distributed in the tropics and subtropics with a few species in temperate regions. The majority occur in the countries of South East Asia, South and Central America, Africa and the West Indies. The family has a total of 110 genera and ca. 2500 species (Croat, 1979), 92% of which are in South East Asia and Central and South America. In Malaysia alone there are 23 native genera and about 120 species (Henderson, 1954).


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