Journal of the International Aroid Society, Inc.
Volume 1, Number 1 (1978); Pages 21-23
The aroid collection of Roberto Burle-Marx
By Simon J. Mayo    
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The estate of Roberto BurleMarx is near Guaratiba to the southwest of Rio de Janeiro, beyond the Serra da Pedra Branca and the Restinga da Jacarepagua, and occupies a site stretching from the top of a fairly steeply-sloping hillside to its base. The principal botanical interest of his plant collection, which he has amassed over some 30 years or so, lies in the very rich collections of Araceae, Bromeliaceae, Musaceae, Velloziaceae and Orchidaceae. As regards the Araceae, his collections of Anthurium and Philodendron spp. merit special attention, being not only of Brazilian species but also with good representation from Ecuador, Costa Rica, Panama and other parts of the neotropics in which Sr. Burle-Marx has collected.


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