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  Re: [aroid-l] From Peru
From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2002.08.21 at 10:00:29(9248)
Dear Jorge,

Welcome! I`m certain that you will enjoy this list, and hopefully you will
be able to obtain all the Aroideana back-issues that you desire.
The person on this list with the most information to be able to answer your
querry re: the Philodendron question is Dr. Thomas Croat of the Missouri
Bot. Garden, I`m sure that you are familiar with him. He is presently on
a collecting journey to Amazonian Ecuador and due back in the USA sometime
in late Sept., so perhaps you might re-post your question at that time??
Thanks for the local names for the 'malangas' of Peru, there are several
species used as food. Another native name I like is the Mayan ( ? )
'que-ques-qe' of S. Mexico and Central America. It is certainly a good
substitute for potatoes in many cusines!
I hope the list hears a LOT more from you and about the Peruvian aroids you
encounter! Do you have any information on any aroids that occur in the
quebradas in the Talara area of N. coastal Peru? I lived and worked there
for a couple of years, and ther were some areas that could support some
aroid genera in these canyons, especially along the coast driving towards
Punta Sal and Tumbes.

Julius Boos.

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