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From: "Julius Boos"
Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2007 4:51 AM
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Aroid Literature/Anthu. fruit
> From : edleigh
> Reply-To : Discussion of aroids
> Sent : Wednesday, November 7, 2007 8:40 AM
> To : "Discussion of aroids"
> Subject : [Aroid-l] Aroid Literature
> G`day right back at youse, Ed and Leigh,
> THE book you need is Deni Bown`s WONDERFUL volume,
> "Aroids--plants of the Arum Family". Be aware that there is NO one book
> that can inedtify all the aroids that you may come across to their correct
> species, Deni`s book will give you an overview of all/most aroid genera
> many popular and some obscure species, but there are just a very few
> in the world who can most times give you an identification of say an
> species of Anthurium or Philodendron to the species level. Dr. Tom Croat
> of Missouri Botanical Garden is generally kind enough to do this with many
> genera, especially Anthurium, Philodendron, Dieffenbachia, and many
> Pete Boyce is great with Asian aroids, as is Dr. Alistair hay who 'lurks'
> great, and will step out to help where he can, Wilbert Hetterschied helps
> LOT w/ Amorphophallus and related genera, and Typhonium.
> Concerning the photo on another post of an Anthurium sp. which develops
> fruit without pollination, this is fairly common in a few species, but
> WAS an inflorsence/bloom present on which the showy red berries developed,
> it was probably just VERY small and inconspicous, no showy spathe like in
> A. andreanum and some other species, as since it self-pollinates it may
> need to attract insect pollinators, and the red fruits are showy enough to
> attract birds and other distributers for the fruit/seed.
> Good Luck and Good Growing!
> WPB, Florida, USA.
>>>G'day, I am fairly new to Aroid l, I have been reading posts and trying
>>>take it all in to be honest. I haven't been into aroids for that long,
>>>I am quite passionate about them. I've got the "bug" so to speak.
> I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good all round book on aroids
> I don't have to annoy people like Steve L for identification etc all the
> time. I don't trust a lot of the information on non scientific sites on
> internet. Any advice would be appreciated.
> Ed & Leigh
> Tropical Collector
> Queensland Australia
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