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  Namibian Aroids?
From: Jason Hernandez <jason.hernandez74 at yahoo.com> on 2012.07.02 at 12:56:23(22684)
I am shortly to leave as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Namibia. I found an online checklist of flora of southern Africa, searched "Araceae" and "Namibia," and got exactly two returns: Amorphophallus abyssinicus and the exotic Pistia stratiotes. Is this truly a correct result -- that these are the only two Araceae occurring in Namibia?

Jason Hernandez

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From: Peter Boyce <phymatarum at googlemail.com> on 2012.07.02 at 23:24:42(22685)
Hi Jason,

Yes, this is the total. Pity you're not into ascleps or the utlra-succulent Aizoaceae...

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From: George Yao <geoyao at gmail.com> on 2012.07.03 at 01:33:43(22686)
I was there recently to see Victoria Falls and saw some of the common cultivated aroids, but I didn't pay much attention to them.

George Yao

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From: George Yao <geoyao at gmail.com> on 2012.07.03 at 05:26:51(22687)

Jason,

Sorry for the mix-up. We went to Zambia to see Victoria Falls, then we went to Botswana wherein part of our tour was along the border of Namibia. In both countries, I saw some of the commonly cultivated aroids. I suppose Namibia had them, too. Attached is a picture of some at the hotel we stayed in in Botswana.

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From: "D. Christopher Rogers" <branchiopod at gmail.com> on 2012.07.03 at 06:52:40(22688)
Hmmmm.

Surely there is Lemna . . . there always is Lemna . . .

Good luck, Jason! I am sure you will have fun. It should be a great adventure.

Christopher

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From: "Marek Argent" <abri1973 at wp.pl> on 2012.07.04 at 03:58:57(22689)
And what about Zantedeschia aethiopica, it is native to the Republic of South Africa, the adjacent country/

Marek

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From: Peter Boyce <phymatarum at googlemail.com> on 2012.07.04 at 22:31:34(22690)
It's a strange thing to relate, given how weedy it cxan becomoe, but in SA all Zantedeschia except albomaculata are locally restricted.

On 4 July 2012 18:58, Marek Argent wrote:

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