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Araceae

the plant family of aroids (arums) which can be highly irritant when chewed because of a high content of oxalate as raphide crystals. Genera include Arum, Dieffenbachia, Philodendron, Monstera, Zantedeschia, Arisaema, Xanthosma, Lysichiton.
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A conspicuous aroid in mesic temperate forests of North America is the Jack-in-the-pulpit.
The calla lily is the quintessential representative of the aroid group on account of its unmistakable spadix and spathe, the ornamental ``flower complex'' found in all aroids.
A further important refinement was proposed by Ray (1990) in his treatise of climbing aroids.
Aroids are plants of the arum family, which includes some of the most popular pot plants around, such as the anthurium (or painter's palette) and good old cheese plants (monstera deliciosa).
Human bone calibrated as 50 per cent marine and 50 per cent terrestrial to better reflect a mixed diet of fish, shellfish, and aroids common in the region (see Hunter-Anderson 1991; Weisler 1999, 2000).
Among monocots, many leaves of aroid genera have perhaps the greatest tendency to resemble the venation patterns of dicots.
Monocots constitute approximately 20 per cent (70,000 species) of all higher plants and include numerous groups of the highest conservation, ecological and economic importance, such as grasses, sedges, orchids, palms and aroids.
Norm Kalbfleisch, an authority on aroids and other rare and unusual woodland plants, will present "Plants and Gardens of Japan"; 541-954-1760 or jjregali@comcast.
While all this Bromeliad action was unfolding we were also seeing many Heliconia species, Fuchsias, Orchids, Aroids, Bomareas and notably different coloured Calceolarias.
In return, Ayami Tateo, 11, gave Miku cooked aroids and carrots that she cooked the day before for the first time, prompting Miku to heap praise on Ayami's dish.
Boyce 2006 Aroids on karst limestone in Sarawak: Gunung Selabur.