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  Araceae Juss. 1789
From: "Marek Argent" <abri1973 at wp.pl> on 2011.11.18 at 16:48:19(22331)
Hello,

This was always a question for me and I've never tried to find the answer so far.

If the family name Araceae was stated in 1789, in what family did Linnaeus place the aroids?

Marek

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From: "Tom Croat" <Thomas.Croat at mobot.org> on 2011.11.19 at 20:47:26(22337)
Dear Marak: I believfe that Linnaeus
did recognize the Araceae but he recognized only 4 genera, as I recall they
were Pothos, Dracontium and Calla plus one other genus. The genera were very
artificial and later Schott and others added many more genera, like
Anthurium. All the earliest Anthurium species were described in Pothos.

Tom

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From: Alistair Hay <ajmhay at hotmail.com> on 2011.11.19 at 22:41:48(22342)
Linnaeus did not recognise families. His system was based on numbers of floral parts and often grouped unrelated plants together. Aroids were put in 'Gynandria Polyandria', along with Grewia (Tiliaceae/Malvaceae) and Zostera (Zosteraceae).

Arum was the other one.

Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2011 22:47:26 -0600

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From: "Marek Argent" <abri1973 at wp.pl> on 2011.11.20 at 14:35:47(22349)
The genera published by Linnaeus were Arum, Calla, Dracontium, Lemna, Orontium, Pistia and Pothos. Lemna of course was included into Araceae a few years ago. He published Species Plantarum more than 30 years before the family name Araceae was published, that's why I wonder as members of what family/families he described them.

Marek

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From: "Marek Argent" <abri1973 at wp.pl> on 2011.11.20 at 14:46:27(22351)
I really didn't know this (and everyone working with plants should).

Thanks a lot

Marek

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From: "Tom Croat" <Thomas.Croat at mobot.org> on 2011.11.21 at 20:04:40(22364)
Dear Alistair:

Thanks for straightening me out on that
matter!

I hope that you are happy and well.

All the best,

Tom

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