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  Ulearum? Did I imagine the post?
From: Steve Marak <samarak at arachne.uark.edu> on 1997.09.18 at 14:23:33(1263)
I thought I saw a reference to Ulearum in a (fairly) recent Aroid-L post,
but now I can't find it. Did I imagine it?

Even if I did, this seems like a good time to ask the group what you know
about the genus, in particular as regards habitat, cultivation, etc.?
Based on the very few pictures I have seen, they are quite attractive
plants, but we never see them discussed on Aroid-L and I've found little
elsewhere. I assume they are very rare, very hard to cultivate, or both.

As an aside, while looking around on the Internet for Ulearum, I
discovered a here-to-fore untapped area for research: aroid poetry. I ran
across the web page:


I recall an interesting article on aroid postage stamps several years back
- perhaps an intrepid researcher could do something similar here.


From: Don Burns <burns at mobot.org> on 1997.09.18 at 14:58:59(1264)
On Thu, 18 Sep 1997, Steve Marak wrote:

> I thought I saw a reference to Ulearum in a (fairly) recent Aroid-L post,
> but now I can't find it. Did I imagine it?
No Steve, you did not imagine this. Julius and I were musing over those
plants that we lust for, he Ulearum and I Culcasia serettii. Julius has
since acquired a species of Ulearum, but I am not sure which. C. serettii
continues to elude me. It is a truly cool aroid. At a distance it
resembles Nepenthes.

Julius, tell us how your Ulearum is doing.


From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at classic.msn.com> on 1997.09.19 at 12:57:54(1267)
Sent: Thursday, September 18, 1997 10:59 AM
To: ju-bo@msn.com
From: eduardo gomes goncalves <eggon at guarany.cpd.unb.br> on 1997.09.19 at 21:15:55(1274)
Dear Julius,

Bognera used to be Ulearum too. Michael Madison described it as
Ulearum reconditum, but he told it was quite different from U.
sagittatum. Later, Mayo and Nicolson created the genus Bognera to
place it. Well about Spathicarpella, I think you are thinking on
Zomicarpella, a marvelous genus from western Brazilian Amazonia. I almost
get crazy for these micro aroids too.

Best wishes,


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