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  Re: Smallest Aroids - mini-Acorus
From: eduardo gomes goncalves <eggon at guarany.cpd.unb.br> on 1997.10.27 at 07:28:31(1504)
On Fri, 24 Oct 1997, James W. Waddick wrote:

> Dear Carlo, Eduardo et all,
> If Eduardo can include Pistia, you might as well consider Lemna,
> Wolfia etc - the smallest of ALL flowering plants. Once included among
> Araceae, now mostly separated.
>
> On the other hand, a really small aroid I have lost and would like
> to replace is a very small form of Acorus gramineus pusillus - unnamed
> small form. This typical acorus-looking plant has foliage under 1 inch in
> height and was perfectly hardy here outdoors like its numerous cousins. It
> is about 1/3 the height of the typical A. gramineus pusillus. Does anyone
> grow this and want to trade?
>
> Best Jim W.
>

Dear Jim,

I am sorry to notice you that Acorus isn't an aroid anymore. Michael
Grayum has removed it some time ago, and it has now its own family
(Acoraceeae).

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