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From: "George R Stilwell, Jr." <grsjr at JUNO.COM>
Subject: Re: A. prazeri


Here's the totality of my knowledge on the subject.

PLANT NAME: Arisaema prazeri Hook. f.
TROPICOS #: 0023-01562
PUBLICATION: The Flora of British India vi. 501. 1893.

Obviously it's an old species name (1893).

It is listed as current in the Arisaema of India List by:

Shri Niwas Singh
Centre for Ecological Sciences
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore - 560012.

who also lists

Dr. S.P. Mathew (TBGRI wala)
Tropical Botanic Garden & Research Institute
Palode, Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala - 695562 India

as an expert in Indian aroids.

All I have in my Arisaema notes is:

A. prazeri
Leaves:         2, tri-parted.
Misc.:      India, China

which would lead me to believe it's published in one of the papers used
to compile this information.
Perhaps 'Flora of China?' Ah! Indeed it is. Here is a section of the key
from 'Flora of China':

1. Tuber globose; spathe not auriculate at mouth.
2. Leaf blade entire or 3-parted, lobes long and narrow,
lanceolate or elliptic, middle lobe 10-17 x 1.0-2.5 (-3.5) cm; appendix
long and thin, linear, 9-16 cm long, pendulous.
6. A. bathycoelum
2. Leaf blade 3-parted, lobes broader; appendix long or short.
3. Leaf solitary; plants dioecious [infl. male or female];
appendix 5-6 cm long, slightly recurved; central leaf lobe
elliptic-lanceolate, 10-19 x 5-12 cm
8. A. yunnanense
3. Leaves 2; plants dioecious or monoecious [infl. bisexual or
male]; appendix linear, attenuate, 8-40 cm long; central lobe
ovate-oblong, 22-24 x 10 cm
7. A. prazeri
Hook f.

There is also a drawing of the plant.

As you know, this is one of the many documents available from AEG for the
cost of the postage.

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