From: "D. Christopher Rogers" <branchiopod at gmail.com>
on 2013.06.25 at 14:14:16(22828)|
Good catch, David!
To that we can add Arisarum, Ambrosina, Sauromatum, and Biarum. There are some Arisaema species there as well, but I do not know how extensive those species are in cultivation. I suppose we could also add in Pistia, but that seems like cheating . . .
On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 8:05 PM, DAVID LEEDY wrote:
As part of Africa is on the Mediterranean, I would think that Arum occurring in Morocco (Arum hygrophillum Boiss & Arum italicum Miller) and Libya (Arum cyrenaicum Hruby) might be included in your list of African aroids.
From: Jason Hernandez
Sent: Mon, June 24, 2013 10:48:36 AM
Subject: [Aroid-l] African aroids?
Hello again, fellow aroiders,
I have been wondering today about African aroids. Those of us who grow tropical aroids will be aware of the genera of the American tropics, i.e. Caladium, Xanthosoma, Philodendron, Anthurium, Monstera, Spathiphyllum, Dieffenbachia, et al.; and the Southeast Asian genera, Epipremnum, Aglaonema, Colocasia, Alocasia, Cyrtosperma, and most of the Amorphs. But Africa seems almost like the Lost Continent. Other than Zantedeschia and some of the Amorphs, what African genera are widely known in cultivation? The biodiversity of Africa has long fascinated me, but it seems like the most difficult continent to find out much about. Who here grows African aroids besides Zantedeschia and Amorphs?
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