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  help with identifying unknown medicinal Thai aroid?
From: Thomas.Croat at mobot.org on 2005.12.02 at 22:06:57(13584)
Does any aroider know the name of this
Typhonium from Thailand?

Tom Croat

From: Chanrit Sinhabaedya siamanthus at yahoo.com> on 2005.12.02 at 23:55:35(13585)
To me, it looks like Typhonium cordifolium. ;) Chanrit SinhabaedyaThomas.Croat@mobot.org wrote: Does any aroider know the name of this Typhonium from Thailand?
Croat From: Judziewicz, Emmet [mailto:Emmet.Judziewicz@uwsp.edu] Sent: Friday, December 02, 2005 12:16 PMTo: Tom CroatCc: Vang, Ka YSubject: help with identifying unknown medici
From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at xs4all.nl> on 2005.12.03 at 15:43:22(13586)
Of course any aroider knows..........

It's Typhonium cordifolium.


From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2005.12.06 at 10:58:49(13589)
Reply-To : Discussion of aroids
Sent : Saturday, December 3, 2005 3:43 PM
To : "'Discussion of aroids'"
Subject : RE: [Aroid-l] FW: help with identifying unknown medicinal Thai

Dear Friends,

First off, to the moderators of aroid-l, I suspect that for whatever reason
some of the posting are not reaching my comp., as this from Wilbert is the
only one on this subject to make it here!
Wilbert, thanks for the info.!
Emmet, could you ask your student what the Typhonium is used for in
Thailand??? Your student or others studying the etho. uses of Typhonium
sps. might be interested to learn that in S. India, Typhonium trilobatum is
used as an antidote to snakebite. I obtained this info. from Dr.
Shivadasan in India. In an artice published in an earlier Aroideana on new
species of Aroid to Trinidad, W.I., my brother Hans and myself hypoth. that
this plant was introduced to Trinidad, W.I. by the early indentured laborers
from India (late 1800`s) or their 'employers' as a possible antidote to the
snakebites which must have been fairly common back then while clearing
jungle to plant. There are four deadly venomous snakes native to Trinidad,
two large vipers (Lachesis and Bothrops) and two coral snakes.
The Best,

Julius Boos

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