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e-Monocot is a NERC funded consortium between Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Oxford University and the Natural History Museum.


Grant no's 279981, 279984 & 279970. Period, Nov./Dec. 2010 to Oct./Nov. 2013.




Mr Alejandro Zuluaga

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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Area of Taxonomic Interest: 
Systematics Araceae
What's your favourite monocot and why?: 

The aroids or Araceae are an incredibly variable group of flowering plants that grow in very humid areas and comprise terrestrial, aquatic and epiphytic plants. They range in size from as small as 2 millimeters in the duckweeds, to as large as several meters, as is the case in Titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum). The genus Monstera is an hemiepiphyte with and incredible transformation from the seedling to the adult plant (heteroblastic development)

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Systematics and evolution of Araceae, particularly the Neotropical genus Monstera.

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