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Aroids in Florida

Submitted by on September 12, 2014 – 8:51 amNo Comment
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cook-islands_aroidThe annual plant show and sale presented by the International Aroid Society is set for September 19, 20 and 21, 2014, in the Garden House of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road Coral Gables, Florida.

Admission is $25, with a $5 “eco-discount” if you walk, ride your bike or take public transportation to Fairchild.

Aroid is the common name for members of the Araceae family of plants, sometimes known as the Philodendron or Arum family. The occasionally beautiful and often bizarre combination of spathe and spadix called the inflorescence, sometimes referred to as a “flower”, is a distinguishing feature of all aroids.

(Stamp image courtesy of IAS member Genevieve Ferry)

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