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Scientific articles about
Zamioculcas and Gonatopus

(Araceae subfam. Zamioculcadoideae Bogner & Hesse 2005)

This compilation of original botanical articles is intended to provide scientific information for botanists
and hobby gardeners that are interested in Zamioculcas and Gonatopus, its closest relative.
Languages: Latin, English, French and German.
All articles are cross-referenced, so cited sources can be accessed directly (if available).
In some cases, I have also provided external links to high resolution scans of original herbal sheets.
All texts are accompanied by an image of the title page of the original publication and a photo of the author(s) (if available).
Original pagination is noted in the html source text.
Research, compilation, html and image editing by Norbert Anderwald.

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Caladium zamiaefolium. Plate 1408 from Loddiges's Botanical Cabinet, Vol. XV. (1828) Zamioculcas Loddigesii. Tab. 5985 from Curtis's Botanical Magazine (1872) Zamioculcas Boivinii. Tab. 6026 from Curtis's Botanical Magazine (1873) Zamioculcas Loddigesii. Leaf arrangement diagram from A. Engler, Vergleichende Untersuchungen über die morphologischen Verhältnisse der Araceae. II. Theil (1877) taf. XIII (tab. 6) fig. 24 Zamioculcas Loddigesii. Fig. 85 from  A. Engler (1905), Das Pflanzenreich. IV. 23 B. (Heft 21 Araceae-Pothoideae). p. 305 Gonatopus Boivinii. Fig. 86 from  A. Engler (1905), Das Pflanzenreich. IV. 23 B. (Heft 21 Araceae-Pothoideae). p. 307
 




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Articles about Zamioculcas and Gonatopus 1828-1941.
These articles are no longer subject to copyright.


George Loddiges (text) and George Cooke (plate):
Caladium zamiaefolium. Plate No. 1408.
in: The Botanical Cabinet, Consisting of Coloured Delineations of Plants, from all Countries, with a short Account of each, Directions for Management &c.&c. by Conrad Loddiges & Sons, The Plates by George Cooke. Vol. XV.
- London 1828. (Language: English. With 1 plate) - [Lodd. Bot. Cab. t. 1408]
- Additional material: compare images of three different specimen of the hand colored plate by Gorge Cooke.

Heinrich Wilhelm Schott:
Subtribus Problematicae: Zamioculcas Loddigesii
in: Synopsis Aroidearum complectens enumerationem systematicam generum et specierum huius ordinis. p. 70-71
- Vienna 1856. (Language: Latin) - [Schott Syn. Aroid. 70-71]

Heinrich Wilhelm Schott:
Zamioculcas Schott.
in: Genera Aroidearum exposita. Appendix 1
- Vienna 1858. (Language: Latin) - [Schott Gen. Aroid. Appendix 1]

Heinrich Wilhelm Schott:
Subtribus Problematicae: Zamioculcas Loddigesii
in: Prodromus systematis Aroidearum. p. 214
- Vienna 1860. (Language: Latin) - [Schott Prodr. 214]

Joseph Decaisne:
Sur le genre Zamioculcas Schott, et description d'une espèce nouvelle.
in: Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France, Tôme dix-septième. pp. 320-321.
- Paris 1870. (Languages: French, Latin) - [Bull. Soc. Bot. France 17 (1870): 320-321]

Joseph Dalton Hooker (text) and Walter Hood Fitch (plate):
Zamioculcas Loddigesii. Tab. 5985.
in: Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Vol. XXVIII. of the third series (or Vol. XCVIII. of the whole work).
- London 1872. (Languages: Latin, English. With 1 plate) - [Hook. f. Bot. Mag. t. 5985]
- Additional material: external link to an image of the original painting by Walter Hood Fitch.

Joseph Dalton Hooker (text) and Walter Hood Fitch (plate):
Gonatopus Boivinii. Tab. 6026.
in: Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Vol. XXIX. of the third series (or Vol. XCIX. of the whole work).
- London 1873. (Languages: Latin, English. With 1 plate) - [Hook. f. Bot. Mag. t. 6026]
- Additional material: external links to high resolution images of three original herbal sheets that are referred to in this article, plus an external link to an image of the original painting by Walter Hood Fitch.

Adolf Engler:
Zamioculcaseae: Zamioculcas Loddigesii, Gonatopus Boivini.
from: Engler, A.: Vergleichende Untersuchungen über die morphologischen Verhältnisse der Araceae.
I. Theil. Natürliches System der Araceae. p. 141
II. Theil. Ueber Blattstellung und Sprossenverhältnisse der Araceae. pp. 200-201; taf. XIII. fig. 24.
in: Nova Acta Academiae Caesareae Leopoldino-Carolinae Germanicae Naturae Curiosorum XXXIX.
- Dresden 1877. (Language: German. With 1 figure) - [Nov. Act. Nat. Cur. XXXIX. pp. 141 (8); 200-201 (44-45); taf. XIII. (tab. 6) fig. 24.]

Adolf Engler:
Zamioculcaseae: Zamioculcas Loddigesii, Gonatopus Boivinii
from: Engler, A.: Araceae. In: De Candolle, Alphonse et Casimir: Monographiæ Phanero­gamarum Prodromi nunc continuatio, nunc revisio. Vol. secundum. pp. 63; 207-209.
- Paris 1879. (Language: Latin) - [DC. Mon. Phan. II. (1879): 63; 207-209]

Adolf Engler:
Über Reproduction von Zamioculcas Loddigesii Decne. aus ihren Fiederblättchen.
from: Adolf Engler, Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Araceae I.
in: Engler, A. (ed.): Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzen­geschichte und Pflanzen­geographie, Erster Band. I. Heft. pp. 189-190.
- Leipzig 1880. (Language: German) - [Engler's Bot. Jahrb. I. (1881): 189190]

R. J. Lynch:
Reproduction of Zamioculcas Loddigesii from its leaflets.
from: The Gardeners' Chronicle. A Weekly Illustrated Journal of Horticulture and Allied Subjects. - Vol. XIV. (new series): No. 348. Saturday, August 28, 1880. p. 273; No. 351. Saturday, September 18, 1880. p. 375
- London 1880. (Language: English) - [Gard. Chron. 348 (1880): 273; 351 (1880): 375]

Joseph Dalton Hooker:
Tribus Zamioculcasieae. Genus Zamioculcas: Sect. Euzamioculcas, Sect. Gonatopus
in: George Bentham & Joseph Dalton Hooker, Genera Plantarum ad exemplaria imprimis in herbariis Kewensibus servata definita. Voluminis Tertii Pars II. Sistens Monocotyledonum Ordines XXXIV. Hydrocharideas-Gramineas. pp. 993-994.
- London 1883. (Language: Latin) - [Gen. PL. III: 993-994]

Adolf Engler:
15. Pothoideae: Zamioculcas, Gonatopus
excerpts from: Adolf Engler, Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Araceae V. - 12. Über den Entwicklungsgang in der Familie der Araceen und über die Blütenmorphologie derselben.
in: Engler, A. (ed.): Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie, Fünfter Band, III. Heft (1884) p. 329-330
- Leipzig 1884. (Language: German. With 1 diagram) - [Engler's Bot. Jahrb. V. (1884): 329-330]

Max Lierau:
Über die Wurzeln der Araceen (excerpt: Zamioculcaseae).
in: Engler, A. (ed.): Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzen­geschichte und Pflanzen­geographie, Neunter Band. p. 8.
- Leipzig 1888. (Language: German) - [Engler's Bot. Jahrb. 9 (1888): 8]

Adolf Engler:
Pothoideae-Zamioculcaseae. Zamioculcas Loddigesii, Gonatopus Boivini.
in: Engler, A. und K. Prantl, Die natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien nebst ihren Gattungen und wichtigeren Arten insbesondere den Nutzpflanzen bearbeitet unter Mitwirkung zahlreicher hervorragender Fachgelehrten. II. Teil. 3. Abteilung: Palmae, Cyclanthaceae von O. Drude; Araceae, Lemnaceae von A. Engler. pp. 116-117.
- Leipzig 1889. (Language: German. With 1 figure) - [Engl. Prantl Pflzfam. II. 3.: 116-117]

Adolf Engler:
Zamioculcas Loddigesii, Gonatopus Boivini
excerpts from: Engler, A. (ed.): Die Pflanzenwelt Ostafrikas und der Nachbar­gebiete.
- Theil C. Verzeichniss der bis jetzt aus Ost-Afrika bekannt gewordenen Pflanzen. p. 131.
- Theil A. Grundzüge der Pflanzen­verbreitung in Deutsch-Ost-Afrika und den Nachbar­gebieten. p. 5.
- Berlin 1895. (Language: German) - [Engl. Pflanzenw. Ostafr. C: 131; A: 5]

Théophile Alexis Durand and Hans Schinz:
Zamioculcas Loddigesii, Gonatopus Boivini
excerpts from: Conspectus Floræ Africæ ou Énumération des plantes d'Afrique. Volume V (Monocotyledoneæ et Gymnospermeæ) p. 472.
- Bruxelles, Berlin, Paris 1895. (Languages: Latin, French) - [Consp. Fl. Afr. 5: 472]

Nicholas Edward Brown:
Gonatopus angustus N.E.Br.
excerpt from: N. E. Brown, Araceae. in: Schinz, H. (Ed.): Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Afrikanischen Flora (Neue Folge) XIII, p. (22). Published in: Bulletin de l'Herbier Boissier, série 2, tôme 1: p. 778.
- Genève July 31, 1901. (Languages: Latin, German) - [Bull. Herb. Boissier, II, 1: 778]

Nicholas Edward Brown:
Zamioculcas Loddigesii, Gonatopus Boivinii, Gonatopus angustus
from: Thiselton-Dyer, Sir William Turner (ed.), Flora of Tropical Africa. Vol. VIII. Part II. pp. 139; 195-197.
- London September 1901. (Language: English) - [Th.-Dyer Fl. trop. Afr. vol. 8, pt. 2: 139; 195-197]

Émile De Wildeman:
Zamioculcas Boivinii var. angustifoliolatus
from: Durand, Théophile Alexis, et Émile De Wildeman: Matériaux pour la flore du Congo. Onzième et dernier fascicule. in: Comptes-rendus des séances de la Société royale de botanique de Belgique. Tôme quarantième. Deuxième partie. p. 66-67.
- Bruxelles November 9, 1901. (Languages: Latin, French) - [Soc. Bot. Belgique 40 pt. 2: 66-67]

Adolf Engler:
Zamioculcaseae: Zamioculcas zamiifolia, Gonatopus Boivinii, G. angustus
from: Das Pflanzenreich. Regni vegetabilis conspectus. IV. 23B. (Heft 21 Araceae-Pothoideae) pp. 304-308 ; 7-14; 17-18.
- Leipzig 1905. (Languages: Latin, German. With 2 figures.) - [Engl. Pfl.reich IV 23 B (1905): 304-308]
(Copy kindly provided by Dr. Stefan Schneckenburger, Botanischer Garten der TU Darmstadt. Vielen Dank!)

Adolf Engler:
Zamioculcaseae: Zamioculcas zamiifolia, Gonatopus Boivinii, G. angustus
excerpt from: Fam. Araceae. In: Engler, A. und O. Drude, Die Vegetation der Erde. Sammlung Pflanzen­geographi­scher Monographien.
IX. Die Pflanzenwelt Afrikas insbesondere seiner tropischen Gebiete. Grundzüge der Pflanzenverbreitung in Afrika und die Charakterpflanzen Afrikas.
II. Band. Charakterpflanzen Afrikas (insbesondere des tropischen). Die Familien der afrikanischen Pflanzenwelt und ihre Bedeutung in derselben.
I. Die Pteridophyten, Gymnospermen und die monokotyledonen Angiospermen. pp. 235-236; 240-242.

- Leipzig 1908. (Language: German. With 2 figures.) - [Engl. Drude Veg. Erde IX., II. Bd. (1908): 235-236; 240-242]

Friedrich Tobler:
Ein neues tropisches Phyllosiphon, seine Lebensweise und Entwicklung.
in: Jahrbücher für wissenschaftliche Botanik Band 58, pp. 1-28; Taf.I.
- Berlin 1917 (1918) (Languages: German, Latin. With 11 figures and 1 plate) - [Jb. wiss. Bot. vol.58, 1917 (1918): 1-28; Taf.I]
- Note: Phyllosiphon asteriforme is an endophytic parasitic algae, living inside the leaflets of Zamioculcas zamiifolia.
Additional material: inverted (positive) images of fig. 1-3 and 11. The original illustrations show (negative) images that Tobler had obtained by putting infected Zamioculcas leaflets directly onto photographic paper (photograms).

Gustav Albert Peter:
Zamioculcaseae: Gonatopus Boivini, G. Boivini var. lanceolatus, G. angustus, Zamioculcas Loddigesii, Z. lanceolata, Heterolobium dilaceratum, H. petiolulatum, Microculcas marattioides, M. pteroides
from: Die Araceae Deutsch-Ostafrikas. In: Nachrichten von der Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen aus dem Jahre 1929, Mathematisch-Physikalische Klasse. Heft 3, pp. 185-187; 206-214; 220-225.
- Berlin 1930 (Languages: German, Latin. With 4 figures) - [Nachr. Ges. Wiss. Göttingen 1929 (1930), Math.-Phys. Kl. 3: 185-187; 206-214; 220-225]
- Additional material: external links to high resolution images of six original herbal sheets that are referred to in this article.

Kurt Krause:
Eine neue Gonatopus - Art aus Ostafrika. (G. latilobus Krause)
in: Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahlem Bd. 15 Nr. 3: pp 397-398.
- Berlin 1941 (Languages: German, Latin). - [Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 15: 397-398]


 





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Articles about Zamioculcas and Gonatopus 1942-2013.
Most of these articles are subject to copyright and are not available online for free.


Elizabeth Graham Cutter:
Regeneration in Zamioculcas: an Experimental Study.
in: Annals of Botany 26: pp. 55-70.
- Oxford 1962. - [Ann Bot. 1962; 26: 55-70]
This article is not available online as yet. Short-term access (1 day) can be purchased for 32 US$ at aob.oxfordjournals.org. (External link, accessed February 04, 2014)

Anna Amelia Obermeyer and Rudolf Georg Strey:
Zamioculcas zamiifolia.
in: Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab Skrifter, Naturvidenskabelig og mathematisk afdeling, ser. 7: 40.
- Copenhagen 1969. - [Kongel. Danske Vidensk. Selsk. Skr., Naturvidensk. Math. Afd., ser. 7: 40]
This article is not available online as yet.

Anna Amelia Obermeyer and Josef Bogner:
Araceae. A new species of Gonatopus from Southern Africa. (G. rhizomatosus Bogner & Oberm.)
from: Various authors: Notes on African plants. In: Bothalia 12 (2): pp. 251-253.
- Pretoria 1977. (Languages: Latin, English. With 3 figures) - [Bothalia 12 (2): 251-253]
This article is not available online as yet, but I have a private copy.

Anna Amelia Obermeyer and Josef Bogner:
Gonatopus rhizomatosus.
in: Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab Skrifter, Naturvidenskabelig og mathematisk afdeling, ser. 7: 45.
- Copenhagen 1979. - [Kongel. Danske Vidensk. Selsk. Skr., Naturvidensk. Math. Afd., ser. 7: 45]
This article is not available online as yet.

Josef Bogner:
Gonatopus marattioides comb. nov., G. petiolulatus comb. nov.
excerpts from: A Critical List of the Aroid Genera. In: Aroideana 1 ("1978", published 1979), pp. 63-73.
- Miami 1979. (Language: English. With 17 figures) - [Aroideana 1: 65, 66, 72]
This article is not available online as yet. An electronic copy can be purchased for 5 US$ from www.aroid.org (External link, accessed February 04, 2014).

Simon J. Mayo:
Gonatopus, Zamioculcas. (G. boivinii, G. clavatus Mayo sp. nov., G. angustus, G. marattioides, G. petiolulatus, Z. zamiifolia)
from: Araceae. In: Polhill, R. M. (ed.): Flora of Tropical East Africa. pp. 9-17
- Rotterdam/Boston 1985. (Languages: English, Latin. With 2 figures) - [Fl. Trop. East Africa. Araceae: 9-17]
This article is not available online, but I have a private copy. - Paperback edition may be available from amazon (External link, accessed February 04, 2014).

Denis Barabé and Suzanne Forget:
Anatomie des fleurs fertiles et stériles de Zamioculcas (Araceae)
in: Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 4e série, Section B. Adansonia. Botanique Phytochimie. Tôme 10-1988: pp. 411-419.
- Paris 1988. (Language: French. With 3 figures) - [Adansonia 10 (1988): 411-419]
(External link to the complete article in jpeg format at www.biodiversity.org, accessed February 04, 2014)

Michael Hesse, Josef Bogner, Heidemarie Halbritter and Martina Weber:
Palynology of the perigoniate Aroideae: Zamioculcas, Gonatopus and Stylochaeton (Araceae).
in: Grana 40 (Issue 1+2, 2001), p. 26-34.
- London 2001 (Language: English. With 6 figures and 1 table) - [Grana 40: 26-34]
(External link to the complete article in pdf format at www.informaworld.com, accessed February 04, 2014)

Josef Bogner and Michael Hesse:
Zamioculcadoideae, a new subfamily of Araceae.
in: Aroideana 28: pp. 320.
- Miami 2005 (Languages: English, Latin. With 34 figures and 1 table) - [Aroideana 28: 320]
This article is not available online as yet. An electronic copy can be purchased for 5 US$ from www.aroid.org. (External link, accessed February 04, 2014)

Joseph A. M. Holtum, Klaus Winter, Mark A. Weeks and Timothy R. Sexton:
Crassulacean acid metabolism in the ZZ plant, Zamioculcas zamiifolia (Araceae)
in: American Journal of Botany 94 (10): pp. 16701676.
- St. Louis, MO 2007. (Language: English. With 3 figures and 4 tables) - [Am. J. Bot. 2007; 94 (10): 1670-1676]
(External link to the complete article in pdf format at www.amjbot.org, accessed February 04, 2014)



 

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