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  International Aroid Conference
From: "Beth Cosgriff" <bcosgriff at lehmann.mobot.org> on 1999.04.28 at 08:09:01(3311)
For those interested in the upcoming conference, here is the latest
schedule and other information. Please remember that things may
change (and probably will!). If you have any questions, contact
either Tom Croat or me (Beth Cosgriff).

VIII INTERNATIONAL AROID
CONFERENCE IN ST. LOUIS

Though probably all of you are aware of the aroid conference this
summer in St. Louis, I would like to remind contributors that time is
rapidly slipping away and all of us need to make our preparations.
Those of you who have already made the commitment to come need to turn
in your pre-registration form so that we can make plans for the number
of participants. For those of you who have not made commitments,
please consider the meetings carefully. It is important for the
success of the conference that we have a large turnout, not only
because we all have a contribution to make but because it will be an
excellent time to renew old acquaintances, to meet new aroid
personalities and to have a generally great time. We already have
participants who plan to attend from all over the world including
China, Japan, Vietnam, India, Turkey, Russia, Croatia, Germany,
Denmark, Sweden, England, France, Mexico and Brazil. For those who
are not so far away, the meetings will be less expensive and I hope
that many of you in North America will attend and meet our overseas
fellow aroiders and participate in the conference. The meetings have
been planned specifically to appeal to a broad spectrum of
participants and there will be days packed with interesting and
educational activities.

Although there are a few presentations which are still tentative for
one reason or another we will present here a tentative outline of the
program. This is your opportunity to make corrections, additions,
deletions, etc., if I have somehow misunderstood what you have asked
to do. Please let me know if there are any changes that need to be
made in the program.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Sunday, August 1 through Saturday, August 7, 1999
International Botanical Congress

Saturday, August 7 and Sunday, August 8, 1999
Guests are welcome to work in MBG's herbarium, library, and research
greenhouse (by appointment please).

Sunday, August 8, 1999
Barbecue at Valle Escondido with Beer and American Bluegrass Music

Monday, August 9 through Wednesday, August 11, 1999
International Aroid Conference

Monday, August 9, 1999
OPENING SESSION

8:30 AM Opening Remarks by Thomas B. Croat (Missouri Botanical Garden)

Welcoming Address
Dewey Fisk (International Aroid Society President)

FIRST SESSION: ARACEAE OF GENERAL AREAS
Moderator: Dan Nicolson (Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.)

9:00 AM Araceae of Indomalesia
Alistair Hay (Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Australia)

9:30 AM Araceae of South America
Thomas B. Croat (Missouri Botanical Garden)

10:00 AM Araceae of the Mediterranean Region
Peter Boyce (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England)

10:20 AM Coffee break

10:35 AM Araceae of North America
Sue Thompson (Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

11:00 AM Araceae of the Indian Subcontinent
Shrirang R. Yadav (Shivaji University, India)

11:30 AM Araceae of Africa and Madagascar
Josef Bogner (Munich Botanical Garden, Germany)

12:00 PM Box Lunches in Flora Display Area

Monday, August 9, 1999
SECOND SESSION: AROID COLLECTIONS, HORTICULTURAL & HERBARIUM
Moderator: Simon Mayo (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England)

1:00 PM Important Horticultural Collections of South Florida
Dewey Fisk (Davie, Florida)

1:20 PM Aroids at Selby Botanical Garden
Donna Atwood (Sarasota, Florida)

1:40 PM Aroids at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Mike Marsh (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England) (presenter)
Peter Boyce (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England)

2:00 PM Aroid Collections at Munich Botanical Garden
Josef Bogner (Munich Botanical Garden, Germany)

2:20 PM Aroid Collections in Russia
Mikhail Serebryanyi (Main Moscow Botanical Garden, Russia)

2:40 PM Aroid Collections in Southern California
R. M. Cirino (Costa Mesa, California)

3:00 PM Coffee Break

3:20 PM Aroid Collections of Jardin botanique national de Belgique
Frieda Billiet (Meise, Belgium)

3:40 PM Hardy Temperate Plant Collections
(new speaker, new topic?)

4:00 PM Private Collections of Note
To be Announced

4:20 PM Aroid Collections in Australia
To be Announced

4:40 PM Aroid Collections at the Atlanta Botanical Garden
Ron Gagliardo (Atlanta, Georgia)

Monday Evening
August 9, 1999

5:15 PM Reception in Research Greenhouse
Tours of non-public greenhouses given by
Jim Cocos, Curator of the Living Plant Collections

6:30 PM Dinner Break

8:30 PM Welcoming Address
Peter Raven, Director (Missouri Botanical Garden)

9:00 PM Evening Lecture
Aroid Personalities, a Personal Perspective
Thomas B. Croat (Missouri Botanical Garden)

Tuesday, August 10, 1999
THIRD SESSION: MORPHOLOGY, SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTION
Moderator: Josef Bogner (Munich Botanical Garden, Germany)

8:30 AM Classification of Rhodospatha
Thomas B. Croat (Missouri Botanical Garden)

8:50 AM Revision of Rhaphidophora of Asia
Peter Boyce (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England)

9:10 AM Revision of Alocasia in Indomalesia
Alistair Hay (Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Australia)

9:30 AM Revision of Philodendron subg. Pteromischum of Brazil
Marcus Nadruz (Jardin Botanico, Rio de Janiero, Brazil)

9:50 AM The Taxonomy of Amorphophallus
Wilbert Hetterscheid (Hortus Botanicus, Leiden, The Netherlands)

10:10 AM Aroid Pollinators and Herbivores
Sue Thompson (Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
John Rawlins (Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) (presenter)

10:30 AM Coffee Break

10:50 AM Insect Pollination Systems in Araceae
Danny Beath (Shropshire, England)

11:10 AM Classification of Arisaema
Jin Murata (Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Japan)

11:30 AM Classification of Dracontium
Guanghua Zhu (Missouri Botanical Garden)

11:50 AM Shoot Morphology of Brazilian Aroid Climbers
Ivanilza Moreira de Andrade (Universidade Estadual de Sobral, Ceara,
Brazil) (presenter) Simon J. Mayo (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew,
England)

12:1O PM Box Lunches in Floral Display Hall

Tuesday, August 10, 1999
FOURTH SESSION: ARACEAE OF SPECIFIC AREAS
Moderator: Sue Thompson (Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

1:00 PM The Revised Araceae of China Project
Li Heng (Academia Sinica, Kunming, P.R. China)
Guanghua Zhu (Missouri Botanical Garden)

1:20 PM Araceae of Brunei
Peter Boyce (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England)

1:40 PM Aroids from Central Brazil
Eduardo Gomes Gon?alves (Universidade de Brasillia, Brazil)

2:00 PM Araceae for Flora of Ecuador Project
Thomas B. Croat (Missouri Botanical Garden)
Richard Mansell (University of South Florida) (presenter)

2:20 PM Araceae of Chiapas State, Mexico
Miguel P?rez Farrera (Universidad de los Tuxtla, Chiapas, Mexico) *

2:40 PM Philodendron subgen. Philodendron sect. Calostigma of Brazil
C?ssia M?nica Sakuragui (Universudade Estadual de Maringa, Parana,
Brazil)

3:00 PM Coffee Break

3:20 PM Araceae of Bajo Calima (Valle Department, Colombia)
Dorothy Bay (Southwest Missouri State College, Joplin, Missouri)

3:40 PM Araceae of Vietnam
Mikhail Serebryanyi (Main Moscow Botanical Garden, Russia)

4:00 PM The Araceae of Thailand
Duangchai Sookchalaoem (Thailand Forestry Department, Bangkok) *
Tuesday Evening
August 10, 1999

4:20 PM Tour of Aroid Herbarium and Research Offices
Lehmann Research Building

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