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

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Simon J.MAYO,Josef BOGNER,Pete C.BOYCE   

  1. Herbarium,Royal Botanic Gardens,Kew,Richmond,Surrey,TW9 3AE,United kingdom)
  • Online:1998-12-26 Published:1998-12-26


A new teratment Of the genera Of the Araceae is acurrently being and will be Published by the Royal Botanic Gardens, KeW in 1995/96. The main emphases of the book are keys to the genera, a complete set of uP-to-date generic and
tribal descriptions and a complete se of full-sized black and white line analytical drawings, one for each genus; the artist is Eleanor Catherine. A general Part will give condnsed treatments of the major chacter fields, taxonomic history, economic hatany' M and cultivation. Other botanists are contributing in various ways, incuding Provision of material for drawing
and critical review. Chapters on anatomy and chemistry have been contributed by Pro. J. C. French and Prof. R. Hegnaure-spctively.The Genera of the Araceae" will be organzed according to a new Systematic arrangement that has been Worked ouwith the help of chalistic methods. It is haped that through an active exchange of views with Other aroid pecialists a classification
can be agreed which will serve the Practical needs for the future. The authors consider that current rapid advances in Phyloginetic and moecular studies and generic revisions within the family are likely to mean that the family classificartion will beunstable for some time to come.

Key words: Araceae, treatment of genera,classification, systematics.