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1980
3(3)
98-100
J. Richard Shelton Aroid profile no. 7: Gymnostachys anceps
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 ABSTRACT: Gymnostachys anceps R. Br., Prodr. F. Nov. Holl. I: 337. (1810). Gymnostachys is considered primitive in the Araceae family, and is not particularly related to Acorus calamus, even though, superficially it rather resembles A. calamus. No part of the plant - flowers, berries or leaves - has the characteristic odor. As one might recall, A. calamus leaves and stems have a characteristic sweet odor, and in fact, because of its odor, it is commonly called "sweet flag."
1982
5(3)
67-88
Dan H. Nicholson Translation of Engler's classification of Araceae with updating (Buy)
 ABSTRACT: When Hooker (1883) was preparing the treatment of Araceae (Aroideae) for the monumental 'Genera Plantarum,' he basically followed the Schottian system, incorporating Engler's (1879) reduction in the number of genera. The first system was "popularized" by Hutchinson (1959) who, with a reversal of the sequence (bisexual genera first), published essentially an English translation of Hooker's latin. Engler (1905-1920), in his monumental 'Das Pflanzenreich', produced his final treatment of the family, including all then known species in nine volumes. This work remains the standard reference for the family as a whole.
1987
10(2)
4-16
Josef Bogner Morphological variation in aroids (Buy)
 ABSTRACT: The Araceae or aroid., are a large family of about 2400 species, grouped in 107 genera and these again in nine subfamilies. The aroids are mainly a tropical family and are distributed world-wide. They show great variation in their morphological characters, which will be described in this paper along with some other data.
1988
11(3)
4-55
Thomas B. Croat Ecology and life forms of Araceae (Buy Back Issue)
 ABSTRACT: The most interesting aspect of the family's ecology is the diversity of adaptive life forms. These range from submerged to free-floating, and emergent aquatics to terrestrial plants and to epilithic or epiphytic forms which may be true epiphytes or hemiepiphytic (growing on trees but rooted in soil). Hemiepiphytism is diverse itself, with some species beginning their lives as terrestrial seedlings, then growing skototropically (toward darkness) until they arrive at the nearest suitable tree ( usually a relatively large one which casts a darker shadow) where a physiological change takes place allowing them to grow toward light (Strong & Ray, 1975). They grow as appressed epiphytes on trees or as vines in the canopy. Others begin their lives as true epiphytes, some reconverting to hemiepiphytes by producing long, dangling roots contacting the forest floor below.
1993
16
37-46
Gitte Peterson Chromosome numbers of the genera Araceae (Buy)
 ABSTRACT: An overview of the chromosome numbers of the genera of Araceae is given.
1997
20
64-70
Dorothy E. Shaw, L. H. Bird, L. I. Forsberg Gynmostachys anceps R. Br.: Australian range and habitat in southeastern Queensland (Buy)
 ABSTRACT: The range of G. anceps in Australia is depicted together with the results of two detailed surveys in southeastern Queensland and at other specific sites. Although occurring in a variety of situations, the plant was most prevalent in open (wet sclerophyll, Eucalyptus, hardwood) forest where flowering and fruiting were also more abundant than in closed (vineforests, rainforest) forest.
1997
20
71-78
Dorothy E. Shaw Gynmostachys anceps R. Br.: Fruit (Buy)
 ABSTRACT: Fruit of G. anceps is described, including the presence of a cavity at the apex of the endosperm. Germination occurred without dormancy in 34-40 days, with seedlings producing cataphylls before the first foliar leaf. Roots of seedlings were plump, lacked root hairs, were sparsely branched, and had proximal transverse wrinkles indicative of contractile roots. Possible means of dispersal are discussed, but observations support the contention that the fruit is passively dispersed, i.e. after abscission it falls to the ground around the mother plant and germinates among or under leaf litter and other debris.
1998
21
26-145
Thomas B. Croat History and current status of systemic research with Araceae (Buy Back Issue)
 ABSTRACT: This paper will cover all systematic and floristic work that deals with Araceae which is known to me. It will not, in general, deal with agronomic papers on Araceae such as the rich literature on taro and its cultivation, nor will it deal with smaller papers of a technical nature or those dealing with pollination biology. It will include review papers on technical subjects and all works, regardless of their nature, of current aroid researchers. It is hoped that other reviews will be forthcoming which will cover separately the technical papers dealing with anatomy, cytology, physiology, palenology, and other similar areas and that still another review will be published on the subject of pollination biology of Araceae and the rich literature dealing with thermogenesis.