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Michael Madison On the names of aroids
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 ABSTRACT: It would seem useful in this first issue to clarify some aspects of the naming of plants. The latin name of a plant species consists, technically, of three parts which appear in the following order: first the genus, which is capitalized, ego Philodendron; followed by the species, which is not capitalized, ego giganteum; followed by the name of the person who first described the species, in this case H. W. Schott. So the name of this West Indian species is Philodendron giganteum Schott. In orticultural literature the author's name is often omitted.
Michael Madison Aroid profile no. 1: Monstera deliciosa
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 ABSTRACT: It is appropriate that the first of this series of aroid profiles should depict what is probably the finest foliage plant ever introduced into horticulture - Monstera deliciosa. Well known as a house plant in temperate regions, the species is at its most magnificent out of doors as a rambling vine or climber in tropical localities. Under the best circumstances the leaves are a meter in length with a thick glossy texture and more than a hundred of their characteristic perforations.
Michael Madison The genera of Araceae in the northern Andes (Buy)
 ABSTRACT: The north Andean region, which includes Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, has perhaps the richest flora in the world and is the center of diversity of the family Araceae. The low to middle elevation wet forests of the area abound with aroids which cover the ground, climb up tree trunks, and as epiphytes adorn the outer branches of the trees. Many of our finest ornamental aroids, including Anthurium andreanum, A. crystallinum, Caladium bicolor, and Philodendron erubescens, are derived from this area. The purpose of this paper is to provide a key and brief descriptions of the genera of Araceae of the northern Andes which should enable anyone to identify to genus aroids from the region. The key is also applicable in Central America, but only partly so in the rest of South America where a number of additional genera, principally of the subfamily Aroideae, are found.
Michael Madison Protection of developing seeds in neotropical Araceae (Buy)
 ABSTRACT: In flowering plants with animal pollination and seed dispersal the reproductive cycle can be considered to consist of four stages, representing alternating phases of protection and display. In the protective phases immature flowers and fruits are safeguarded from predation and parasitism, while in the display phases pollinators and dispersal vectors are attracted. This alternation of protection and display is accomplished by a variety of mechanisms.
Mark D. Moffler Qualitative observations on tropical aroid cold tolerance (Buy)
 ABSTRACT: As winter approaches each year, we all become concerned about protecting our tropical plants, especially those which are the most susceptible to cold damage. The fall of 1978 was mild in Tampa, with temperatures seldom reaching below 100C (500F). The mild fall gave many of us a false sense of security and steps for cold protection were put off until "tomorrow". It wa~ this unfortunate procrastination that lead to a premature study of cold tolerance in aroids. My initial idea was to test several landscape and porch plants for cold susceptibility, but unfortunately, I unintentionally tested 46 different aroids.
Fred Dortort In the forests of Costa Rica (Buy)
 ABSTRACT: Not long ago we had the opportunity to travel in Costa Rica for several weeks. We wanted to observe various tropical plants in their habitats, and we hoped that Costa Rica would be a good choice for our project. Aroids were one of the main groups we were looking for, and we found a large number of them.
 Anonymous A portfolio of photographs from the collection of Roberto Burle-Marx (Buy)
Michael H. Grayum The aroid flora of Finca La Selva (Buy)
 ABSTRACT: Costa Rica is a small Central American nation about the size of Denmark, with a remakable array of climatic regimes, and altitudes ranging from sea level to nearly four thousand meters. One can ascend from semidesert scrub forests on the Pacific slope, up through sodden cloud forests to pa'ramo (a kind of a high altitude chaparral) on the highest peaks, and down again on the Caribbean slope, through alders, elms and oaks, to humid lowlands and rain forests. The plants growing in this multifaceted domain are incredibly diverse, even by tropical standards. Costa Rica boasts nearly twenty-five percent more species of dicots, for example, than the lush tropical isle of Java, and nearly two and a half times as many species of dicot epiphytes (Burger, 1980) - this despite the fact that Java is two and a half times larger than Costa Rica and has yielded fifty percent more herbarium specimens per unit area (Prance., 1978).
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.
Robert R. White Panama west (Buy)
 ABSTRACT: As Las Cruces lies only a few miles from the border of Panama, the plants found in the adjacent Panamanian highlands are just as much a part of our local flora as are those of Costa Rica. Therein lay the opportunity for two most enjoyable collecting trips to Panama.
F. D. Ghani Ornamental and edible aroids of peninsular Malaysia (Buy)
 ABSTRACT: 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).
Thomas B. Croat Rediscovery of a rare Monstera
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 ABSTRACT: Monstera gracilis Engler is illustrated here and some additional information is reported to further augment the description.
Thomas B. Croat, Nancy Lambert The Araceae of Venezuela (Buy Back Issue)
 ABSTRACT: An illustrated treatment of 171 Venezuelan Araceae taxa is provided. Discussion of range, species characteristics and distinction from similar or closely related species is made for each taxon. Sixteen species, three subspecies and one variety are described as new, and three new combinations are made.
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.
R. Hegnauer Phytochemistry and Chemotaxonomy of the Araceae
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 ABSTRACT: Many Aroids taste painfully acrid and are toxic. Nevertheless the family yields a number of tropical food crops and many ornamental plants. Phytochemistry and chemotaxonomy of Aroids is discussed.
Craig Phillips Aroid profile no. 12: Monstera oblique
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 ABSTRACT: A small but attractive vine, Monstera obliqua is one of the more commonly cultivated monstera., at the present time. The nearly uniform appearance ofhorticulturally available plant., with their leaves highly perforated and looking as if they descended from a common ancestral clone belies the fact that in nature M.obliqua is a highly variable plant leafwise, both in size, shape, and hole pattern when present.
Craig Phillips Some tips on totems and wire hangers
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 ABSTRACT: Since I am primarily interested in vining aroids such as Monstera, Raphidophora, Philodendron, etc. , I have as a matter of course become involved with pots, hangers, fern root totems, and the paraphernalia required for their assembly and maintenance. Over a decade of trial and error I have developed a few innovations which may be of some help or interest to others.
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.
Craig Phillips The thing that wouldn't die (or grow either)
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 ABSTRACT: Having been disappointed in three attempts to grow Monstera tenuis from difficult to obtain horticultural divisions, I looked forward with great anticipation to our first trip to Costa Rica, which my wife Fanny and I took in April, 1988. We had been assured that this species, among others, could be found there in abundance, in certain localities.
Thomas B. Croat Ecology and life forms of Araceae: A follow-up
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 ABSTRACT: This paper deals with new information concerning the ecology and life forms of Araceae that has come to light since the publication of "Ecology and Life Forms of Araceae," in Aroideana Volume 11 (3-4). 1988 (990). Also included are corrected errors in that article.
William T. Drysdale Monstera deliciosa
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 ABSTRACT: Monstera deliciosa Liebm. has been in continuous cultivation since its discovery by Frederick Liebmann in 1842. It is one of the most beloved of houseplants and is one of the few plants recognized by name by non-plant-oriented people.
Dorothy E. Shaw The occurrence and frequency of stomata of leaves of Monstera deliciosa (Araceae) (Buy)
 ABSTRACT: As revealed by impressions on celloidin strips, stomata were present on all leaf parts of Monstera deliciosa sampled, but were more abundant on some parts than on others. On pinnatifid leaves, the calculated mean numbers of stomata per mm2 were: on the lower surface interveinal laminae: 49.9; upper midribs: 27.1; upper petioles: 3.3; lower petioles: 1.8; upper interveinal laminae: 0.8; and lower midribs: 0.6. On entire leaves the corresponding figures were: 32.1, 27.4, 2.5, 3.5, 2.6, and 0 calculated mean numbers of stomata per mm2, respectively.
Julius O. Boos, Hans E. Boos Additions to the aroid flora of Trinidad with notes on their probable origins and uses (Buy)
 ABSTRACT: These notes are based on collections and observations commencing in July 1988, when the senior author visited his homeland. They document recent discoveries of both native and introduced species of aroids and attempt where possible to explain reasons for some of the introductions.
Gitte Peterson Chromosome numbers of the genera Araceae (Buy)
 ABSTRACT: An overview of the chromosome numbers of the genera of Araceae is given.
Thomas B. Croat Taxonomic status of neotropical aroids (Buy)
 ABSTRACT: While the Paleotropics has more genera than the Neotropics (60 versus 36) the latter area contains roughly twothirds the species of the world's Araceae. Our level of knowledge of the systematics of the neotropical Araceae varies greatly from area to area, owing largely to recent revisionary work or to the interest and area concentrated on by particular workers.
Dorothy C. Bay Thermogenesis in aroids (Buy)
 ABSTRACT: Thermogenesis, as it occurs in the plant inflorescence has been observed and studied for over two centuries. At least seven thermogenic families of plants are known including Annonaceae, Araceae, Arecaceae, Aristolochiaceae, Cycadaceae, Cyclanthaceae, and Nymphaeaceae. The sequence of thermogenic events is very precise and highly synchronized in each species. The physiology is not well understood, but the recent identification of salicylic acid as the triggering hormone for thermogenesis has opened the door for further research, especially in the areas of plant signal transduction pathways and systemically acquired resistances. Thermogenesis has proven to be an advantageous process to plants for maximizing pollination and limiting hybridization. Beetle pollinators also benefit from the phenomenon.
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.
J. Jacome, Thomas B. Croat Notes on Monstera minima Madison (Araceae) in Columbia and Panama
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 ABSTRACT: Monstera minima is a species described by M. Madison (977) based on a specimen collected by J. A. Duke and had not been recollected until recently. During an aroid inventory (Mora et aI., in press), and study of vertical distribution of epiphytic aroids in forest on the Pacific coast of Choco (Jacome, unpubl. data) individuals of Monstera minima were collected. This species was previously only known from the type specimen in Panama in the Comarca de San BIas and was considered endemic to that country (Madison, 1977).
Thomas B. Croat, M. Marcela Mora New taxa of Araceae from Cabo Corrintes in Choco Department of Colombia (Buy)
 ABSTRACT: New species of Araceae are described from the Estacion Biological El Amargal and vicinity on Cabo Corrientes in Choco Department of Colombia. These are Anthurium acutibacca Croat & M. Mora, A. amargalense Croat & M. Mora, A. arusiense Croat & M. Mora, A. debilis Croat & Bay, A. eminens Schott, ssp. longispadix, Croat & M. Mora, A. galeanoae Croat & M. Mora, A. grandicataphyllum Croat & M. Mora, A. morae Croat, A. pallidicaudex Croat & M. Mora, A. promininerve Croat & M. Mora, A. variilobum Croat & M. Mora, Monstera amargalensis Croat & M. Mora, Philodendron amargalense Croat & M. Mora, P. laticiferum Croat & M. Mora, P. longipedunculatum, Croat & M. Mora, P. roseocataphyllum Croat & M. Mora, Rhodospatha monsalvae Croat & Bay and Xanthosoma daguense Engl. var. amargalense Croat & M. Mora.
Dorothy E. Shaw The Monstera rust fungusas a living probe for aroid DNA (Buy)
 ABSTRACT: It has been pointed out that fungi can act as aids to higher plant classification. The results of inoculation tests with the rust fungus Puccinia paullula f. sp. monsterae are examined in relation to the placement of the taxa in the classifications of the taxonomic and molecular botanists. Out of 72 plant taxa inoculated over a period of years, 64 were immune and eight showed various degrees of susceptibility. Of these eight, seven (Monstera deliciosa, M. standleyana 'Variegata', M. adansonii var. laniata, M. obliqua, M. subpinnata, Stenospermation sp. and Epipremnum pinnatum) are all in the tribe Monstereae of the subfamily Monsteroideae. The eighth, Typhonodorum lindleyanum, the giant swamp taro of Madagascar and East Africa, which is placed in the tribe Peltandreae of a different subfamily (Aroideae), was also found to be moderately susceptible. These eight taxa belong to four genera with present natural geographic distributions in Africa, America, Asia and Australia. Apart from the seeming anomaly of Typhonodorum which may be further evidence of ancient aroid germplasm distribution- the taxa with various degrees of susceptibility to the Monstera rust fungus do reflect affinities as given by the taxonomic and molecular botanists.
Josef Bogner Pycnospatha palmata Thorel ex Gagnep. (Araceae) -- rediscovered (Buy)
Thomas B. Croat, Pu Huang, J. Lake, Carla V. Kostelac Araceae of the flora of Reserva La Planada, Nariño Department, Colombia (Part 1) (Buy Back Issue)