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Re: Small Aroids
From: Tom Croat <croat at mobot.org> on 1997.10.27 at 22:08:14(1535)|
Donna: I concur. I consulted with Mike Grayum at beer on Friday and
that was his judgement.
> Tom & Dewey,
> I believe the correct spelling should be Anthurium besseae, in honor of Libby
> In a message dated 97-10-24 17:36:01 EDT, you write:
> << Subj: Re: Small Aroids
> Date: 97-10-24 17:36:01 EDT
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom Croat)
> To: email@example.com
> CC: firstname.lastname@example.org (Donna Atwoo)
> >Dewey: This is an unpublished name and I will get back to the list
> about the correct spelling (I have to consult the rules) but I just
> wanted to say that this plant which I am sure that you have seen at
> Selby has dramatically changed in the past year. For years it was
> dwarfed (Donna Atwood thinks it was due to an overdose of something) but
> when I saw it recently it was many times larger, with leaf blades to ca
> 25 cm long. I am sure glad I was patient on this new species!
> By the way if we really want to talk about small aroids we do
> have to consider Lemna. While currently in the Lemnaceae molecular work
> has shown that group to be practically inseparable from Pistia and the
> Kew group will be proposing it to be subsumed within the Aroideae as a
> close relative of Pistia.
> > Her's a couple more very small aroids... Anthurium bessei can be seen at:
> > and Caladium
> > humboldtii var. Marcel.. This is one of the prettiest.. and it only gets
> > about an inch or two high!!!!
> > Dewey
> > Dewey E. Fisk, Plant Nut
> > THE PHILODENDRON PHREAQUE
> > Your Source for Tropical Araceae
> > >>
Thomas B. Croat, Ph.D.
P.A. Schulz Curator of Botany
Missouri Botanical Garden
P.O. Box 299
St. Louis, MO 63166-0299
phone: 314-577-5163; fax 314-577-9596; email email@example.com
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