From: Jack Honeycutt jhoneycutt at uswest.net> on 2000.06.12 at 19:46:47(4749)|
At 02:50 PM 6/12/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>Sorry to cause you confusion when I hoped to help!
The fog in my little pea brain is starting to lift! It is a struggle
to get up to speed with a group of plants that I am not familiar
with. Thanks for all your good information *and* putting up with my
many remedial questions.
>Rhaphidophora (restricted to the old world tropics and defined by having
>fruits with many small starchy seeds)
>(restricted to the tropical Americas and defined by having fruits with few,
>largeish, starch-less seeds.
Ah. OK Got it.
>There are couple of books you should try to get. One is The Genera of
>Araceae by Mayo, Bogner & Boyce published in 1997.
Probably my next purchase (well, after next pay day)....
>Another book you should
>try to get is Deni Bown's Aroids - Plants of the Arum family, which is due
>to be published in a much expanded second edition in September this year.
Found that and have it on order.
>Naming plants to species is often quite a time consuming job and is hampered
>by most of the literature for the task being published for the scientific
>market in the form of revisions of genera. However, most of the folks
>writing the species-level revisons of Araceae are subscribers to aroid-l
>(Tom Croat, Wilbert Hetterscheid, myself) and often a request on the site
>will illicit replies from these folks.
Thanks again for the info.