On Behalf Of Adam Black HE SAID >>>>>|
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2007 9:20 PM
Subject: Forms of ZZ plant
I've been busy and haven't had a chance to respond, but wanted to give a
very belated thank you to all who posted on and off list to my inquiry
several weeks back about whether or not the several forms Zamioculcas
floating around were one or more species. And thanks especially to
Julius for clariflying that they are all simply one species and bringing
up the interesting fact that the "mainstream" form originated from a
spontaneous variation/mutation/freak resulting from the tissue culturing
process. Are there other tissue cultured aroids out there that are
noticably different than their wild counterparts?
Julius Boos wrote:
>'Tropicos" was quoted by Steve as a source which states that there are
>species of Zamioculcas. Tropicos, for some reason, continues to carry some
>outdated and incorrect information on plants, and appears to be in dire
>of being updated. Volunteers???
>The genus East African Zamioculcas, as presently understood, consists of
>just ONE widespread but variable species, Zamioculcas zamifolia (Loddiges)
>This may be confirmed by reading the two most recent works on the genus,
>149 of "The Genera of Araceae" by S.J. Mayo, J. Bogner, and P.C. Boyce, and
>a recent update in "Aroideana", Vol 28, 2005, pg. 3, by Josef Bogner. You
>may note that in the article in Aroideana, figs. 4-6, pg. 7, Josef notes
>that Z. "lancifolia" is a synonym of Z. zamioculcas.
>My hope is that this note will clear up any remaining questions or doubt
>that may be floating around 'out there' in aroid-land concerning this
>now-common ''Interior Landscaping" plant.