IAS Aroid Quasi Forum

About Aroid-L
 This is a continuously updated archive of the Aroid-L mailing list in a forum format - not an actual Forum. If you want to post, you will still need to register for the Aroid-L mailing list and send your postings by e-mail for moderation in the normal way.

  Re: [aroid-l] Selloum/Bipinnatifidum
From: "Eduardo Goncalves" edggon at hotmail.com> on 2003.08.04 at 18:24:28(10473)
Dear Derek,

Sorry for the long silence, but I was in a field trip in Amazonia.
Well, I haven?t used the smell as a character because I have no way to
establish an appropriate nomenclature to describe it, and it is even harder
to see in herbarium sheets than thorns in stems. Well, if you use the key I
published in the last Aroideana in adult plants, I think it is possible to
see what is being sold in USA. I have seen P. bipinnatifidum and P.
mello-barretoanum growing in USA, but my sampling is restricted to Botanical
Gardens (that potentially can grow old and wild-collected stocks). I have no
way to say what species is being widely produced and tissue-cultured in USA,
because I am not there. Anyhow, I think that any of you can do it using my
key. I can even help, if needed. As an interesting example of how names can
be misapplied ad infinitum happened the last time I was in USA. I could see
that virtually every material comercially grown in Miami area as Xanthosoma
sagittifolium is, in fact, Xanthosoma robustum. Old species are usually the
most confused!

Note: this is a very old post, so no reply function is available.