Plant Diversity ›› 1998, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (10): 1-3.

• Articles •    


Alistair HAY   

  1. Royal Botanic Gardns Sydney,Mrs.Macquaries Road,Sydney 2000,Australia
  • Online:1998-12-26 Published:1998-12-26


Malesian aroids have, until recent yeare, received rather Iittle attention by specialists since the great monographs of Engler & krause (l905-1920). Indeed they remain one of the poorest known larger families of angiosperms in spite of their very significant ecofogical impact in the wet tropics. Currently some 34 genera and about 660 species are recognized for the region.

Key words: Araceae, Malesia, review