Signature" D. Christopher Rogers
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● Invertebrate Taxonomy
● Invertebrate Ecological Studies
● Bioassessment and Study Design
● Endangered Invertebrate Species
● Periphyton/ Phytoplankton
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firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Peter Boyce
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2006
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] 52 new
species discovered in Borneo
Fascinating news but, 52 species in the
plant, animal and fungal kingdoms combined is really the tip of the tip of an
ENORMOUS iceberg; our current research on one medium-sized aroid genus (Schismatoglottis)
will almost certainly more double the number of species from c. 70 to 150 in
Sarawak alone; Homalomena (perhaps the largest aroid genus is
Borneo) has c. 80 spp. alone in Sarawak fewer than 30 names for the whole
island; Alocasia had, prior to the latest revsion just under a decade ago
recognized 21 species for Borneo (then a 47%
increase); since then a further 14 species have been recognized. Perhaps the
most striking aroid example come from Amorphophallus with
currently 15 species described for Borneo and a number of others (maybe as many
as 5 that we know of... no idea how many others awaiting finding) awaiting
description but as recently as 1981 the tally for the island was just 2 species.
----- Original Message -----
To: "Discussion of aroids"
Sent: Saturday, December 23, 2006 6:35
Subject: [Aroid-l] 52 new species
discovered in Borneo
> i don't see mention of aroids, but there is an amazing
> Marantaceae... the photo is in the report that is
> available on the WWF webpage (follow the links).
> on the other hand, they mention 16 new gingers.
> tsuh yang
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