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  Furtadoa
From: "Chanrit Sinhabaedya" siamanthus at hotmail.com> on 2003.04.04 at 19:08:36(10079)
Does anybody has pictures or further information about both species of
Furtadoa, F. mixta and F. sumatrensis?

:)
Chanrit Sinhabaedya

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From: "Peter Boyce" boyce at pothos.demon.co.uk> on 2003.04.05 at 05:39:32(10082)
Hi Chanrit

'Mayo, Bogner & Boyce (1997) The Genera of Araceae, a full decription of the
genus, a libe plate of both species & a colour pic. of F. sumatrana.

The plants resemble strongly Homalomena subgen. Chamaecladon, and can only
be told apart by dissecting a newly opened inflorescence.

If you

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From: "Chanrit Sinhabaedya" siamanthus at hotmail.com> on 2003.04.05 at 18:32:10(10085)
Thanks alot Peter, I'm glad to see you here back again.

There are some aroids I've collected from southern Thailand that look much
similar to Furtadoa according to the picture in The Genera of Araceae.
Anyway I'm not sure if all of them are Furtadoa, as Furtadoa has only 2
species for the entire genus, but I have as least 5-6 different forms and 3
of them totally different from each other. So the rest of mine might be
Homalomena subgen. Chamaecladon as you said.

:)
Chanrit Sinhabaedya

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From: "Peter Boyce" boyce at pothos.demon.co.uk> on 2003.04.06 at 01:44:52(10086)
Hi Chanrit

Yes, I'm back and aroiding!

If you have found Furtadoa in Thailand the it will be either F. mixta (which
is widespread but rather rare in southern peninsular Malaysia) or it will be
a new species. Whereabouts did you find the plants?

Are the leaves plain green or variegated? F. sumatrana is always
cloudy-variegated.

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