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From: "MJ Hatfield" mjhatfield at oneota.org> on 2006.03.08 at 03:56:00(13925)
Another
question:

What
is the latest on the duckweeds? Are they Araceae?

Thanks
again.

MJ
Hatfield

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From: "Abrimaal" abrimaal at wp.pl> on 2006.03.11 at 03:49:30(13932)
Hello,

I heard they are now in Araceae. Hard to accept
this.

Marek

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From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2006.03.11 at 07:56:58(13937)
Reply-To : Discussion of aroids
Sent : Wednesday, March 8, 2006 11:56 AM
To : "aroid-l"
Subject : [Aroid-l] Lemnas

Yup, according to the experts, this group are true micro-aroids!

Julius

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From: "Verne Gelber, bad poet" hermine at endangeredspecies.com> on 2006.03.11 at 13:00:11(13938)
At 07:56 AM 3/11/2006, you wrote:

Reply-To : Discussion of aroids
Sent : Wednesday, March 8, 2006 11:56 AM
To : "aroid-l"
Subject : [Aroid-l] Lemnas

Yup, according to the experts, this group are true micro-aroids!

Julius

i have a vague, imperfectly-formed memory which keeps saying that
duckweed is the smallest of the flowering plants. somebody? is this so?

hermine

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From: "Peter Boyce" botanist at malesiana.com> on 2006.03.11 at 15:23:44(13939)
Hi Marek

Not only are the duckweeds true aroids but they are not even closely
related to the other floating aroid, Pistia, but rather to the likes of
Anthurium and Pothos, i.e., they are bisexually flowered.

One of the most interesting things is that the duckweed subfamily
(Lemnoideae) seem be an old lineage with fossil evidence of at least one extinct
genus, Limnobiophyllum, from a now-extinct tribe.

Pete

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