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  Re: [Aroid-l] What happened to CATE-Araceae site?
From: Simon Mayo <S.Mayo at kew.org> on 2020.02.25 at 06:11:56(24323)
Dear All

As Anna Haigh has already informed, the Cate Araceae site is up and running at
http://araceae-e--monocot-org.scratchpads.eu/

It is indeed unfortunate that the illustrated keys to Philodendron, Anthurium and all African aroid species, which were developed by Anna Haigh and
her team and Marcela Mora, are no longer available on the site. Some years ago we gave a copy of the Anthurium key to Tom and he has greatly expanded it as he mentioned in his recent email.

Keeping these institutional taxonomic websites going is not an easy matter, and inevitably administrative and personnel changes can have severe impacts,
as in this case. Unfortunately the key decisions for long term maintenance, being institutional, are not in the hands of the taxonomists, particularly Anna, who leads the project, who have dedicated years of effort to creating the content. However, it is
not true that Kew has stopped supporting CATE Araceae, as it still forms part of Anna’s and my own activities at Kew.

Greg is right to have been disappointed at the sudden changes to CATE that have happened. His contributions have been enormous and we are extremely
grateful for them. CATE is has always been open to aroid contributors, and as long as it is kept online we shall try our best to maintain and develop it.

Best wishes

Simon Mayo

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