Journal of the International Aroid Society, Inc.
Volume 1, Number 1 (1978); Pages 4-10
Aroid-hunting in Bahai
By Simon J. Mayo     (Buy)


Despite having been the first area of Brazil to be colonized by the Portuguese, the north-eastern state of Bahia is still poorly-known botanically, particularly in its dry interior region. All the indications are, however, that the flora is very rich, and this applies to the aroids as well as to many other families of plants. Consequently, when in the first three months of 1977 I took part in a Kew expedition to Bahia led by Dr. Raymond Harley, I was particularly keen to refind the many poorly-known Araceae recorded from this region.


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