To: Discussion of aroids
Sent: 9/12/2007 1:54:30 AM
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Aroideana
Philodendron and anthurium were largely treated decades ago in Aroideana. I have been highly disappointed at the over-emphasis of amorphophallus and other tuberous aroids in the most recent decades, so much so that I occasionally consider canceling my membership and subscription. Sadly, aglaonema, syngonium, raphidophora, epipremnum and other genera are only occasionally mentioned these days. I guess I'm old school, I find the tuberous aroids boring and only slightly interesting. I have no clue why they have taken Society members by storm.
I received yesterday the latest issue of Aroideana.It is always the same pleasure each time.If in the past Philo,Anthurium were largely treated ,but now ,Arum and others mediterranean genus are not missed and the article of Kerim Alpinar is especialy interesting!
I find it more intersting than 90' issues;Thanks to all writers contributors for their useful work!
I take this opportunity to inform aroiders who received from me in 2004 Amorphophallus sp. from Malawi bulbs that I can confirm the species : Amorphophallus impressus.
One larger tuber has flowering in june and revelated his identity.
A second species I collected in north Zambia also has flowering too for the first time :A.mossambicensis.
Those african species are not so hard to grow and corm storage is easier than Asian species.
for the rest,we get the worst weather I ever experienced for a growing season: Lot of rains,few sun,low T? and no summer conditions...totaly crazy!
Without any doubt,I prefer dry and hot summer we had previously!
Jean-luc , France
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