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  Re: [Aroid-l] Lemnas
From: "Peter Boyce" botanist at malesiana.com> on 2006.03.11 at 23:23:44(13939)
Hi Marek

Not only are the duckweeds true aroids but they are not even closely
related to the other floating aroid, Pistia, but rather to the likes of
Anthurium and Pothos, i.e., they are bisexually flowered.

One of the most interesting things is that the duckweed subfamily
(Lemnoideae) seem be an old lineage with fossil evidence of at least one extinct
genus, Limnobiophyllum, from a now-extinct tribe.


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