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  Syngonium
From: cgdz33a at aol.com on 2007.03.25 at 12:39:28(15479)
To the IAS,

I am a member currently undertaking research on Aroid morphology and am looking for seeds of Aroids, particularly of Syngonium podophyllum. If anyone has seeds, or sources for me to get some (other than flying to South America or Florida) Id appreciate it. I do need fairly good provenance data. I can pay for seeds and shipping (if reasonable). However I need alot of seed so any donations would also be appreciated.

Thanks Alot

Eric C. Morgan

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From: "Tom Croat" <Thomas.Croat at mobot.org> on 2007.03.26 at 14:10:26(15488)
Dear Eric:

Most
Syngonium in cultivation here in North America
do not get pollinated so don’t set seeds. Even in the wild mature
fruits are not frequently seen owing to the fact that mature fruits are tasty
and animals quickly remove them. What is the nature of this project and
what to you mean by a LOT of seeds? If
you prefer you could contact me off line.

Tom

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From: "Windy Aubrey" <exotics at hawaii.rr.com> on 2007.03.29 at 12:38:40(15515)
Hi,

Where I live on the windward(East) side of Oahu, we also
have Syngonium growing wild in the jungle that surround our house.

I don't remember seeing any fruit, but never really paid
any attention to this plant other than noting what it was and how it the blade
changed shape once it took hold of a tree and started to climb.

After hearing Dr. Tom say that they are tasty, I'll have
to look closer.

Windy

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From: cgdz33a at aol.com on 2007.04.07 at 16:45:38(15557)
To the IAS,

I am a member currently undertaking research on Aroid morphology and am looking for seeds of Aroids, particularly of Syngonium podophyllum. If anyone has seeds, or sources for me to get some (other than flying to South America or Florida) Id appreciate it. I do need fairly good provenance data. I can pay for seeds and shipping (if reasonable). However I need alot of seed so any donations would also be appreciated.

Thanks Alot

Eric C. Morgan

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From: mossytrail at hctc.com (mossytrail) on 2007.08.25 at 19:31:19(16164)
Today I discovered that Syngonium podophyllum in Hawaii does
at least occasionally set fruit. I found one single, fallen
infructescence in Moanalua Valley, the only aroids present
beong Syngonium. Peeling back the spathe base, I found
juicy white pulp encasing black seeds. I tasted it, it was
sweet. I was careful not to swallow any of the seeds (not
knowing whether they are okay); but I must have contacted
some of the calcuim oxalate, because in one corner of my
mouth, I did feel the burn for about half an hour.

Jason Hernandez

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From: botanist at malesiana.com (Peter Boyce) on 2007.08.27 at 14:59:55(16166)
Interesting is that all three naturalized Syngium (podophyllum, wendlandii
and angustifolium) fruit prolifically here in Sarawak; you can even find
them in deep forest. Macrophyllum also sometimes fruits here (in
cultivation) but does not seem to have become naturalized.

Peter

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From: RAYMOMATTLA at cs.com (RAYMOMATTLA at cs.com) on 2007.08.27 at 16:32:54(16168)
Jason,
I believe it sets fruit in South Florida as well. Speaking of Syngonium
podophyllum, Id have to say it is probably one of the cold-hardiest climbing
Aroids out there...at least that I know of. Ive seen pictures of large plants
along with Epipremnum aurea growing up Live Oaks as far north as Brunswick
Georgia. Probably getting cut back a little with the occasional hard freeze but
still retaining enough of the stem for regrowth. I also recently saw an image of
a Monstera obliqua growing up a tree in South Georgia, close to the vicinity
of Brunswick. The owner said it does lose leaves with temps into the upper
20's but the plant was nearly 20 ft. up the tree. I sent him a few other
climbers including some odd Syngoniums to try for cold hardiness including S.
chiapense and S. macrophyllum, as well as a couple of Philodendrons.
Sorry for going off topic Jason but thought that was interesting.
Michael
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From: ju-bo at msn.com (Julius Boos) on 2007.08.29 at 03:16:12(16182)
From: bogus@does.not.exist.com ()
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 05:33:49 -0000
Subject: No subject
Message-ID:

Dear Aroidophyles,

S. podophyllum (and many other introduced Aroids) is VERY common in the
'wild' here in Florida. I collected a large series of ripe fruit from
'escapees' of this species growing up the trunks of Cypress trees at the
edge of the Everglades, West side of State Road 441 just South of Boynton
Beach Blvd. about 4 years ago, and sent them to Vic Soukup.

Good Growing,

Julius

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From: honeybunny442 at yahoo.com (Susan B) on 2007.09.05 at 12:18:17(16219)
Came across this today:

http://belizecitrus.org/cga/index.php?option=articles&task=viewarticle&artid'&topid=0&Itemid=1

Noxious

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From: criswick at spiceisle.com (criswick) on 2007.09.05 at 14:17:59(16221)
It sure is a pest on my land in Grenada.

John Criswick.

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From: ju-bo at msn.com (Julius Boos) on 2007.09.05 at 18:25:36(16224)
From: tindomul1of9 at yahoo.com (Tindomul Er-Murazor) on 2007.09.06 at 11:19:27(16229)
Very interesting article on the link provided. It states that Syngonium can attain a stem width of a human wrist! Has anyone ever seen this?

Julius

>>Came across this today:

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From: abrimaal at wp.pl (AbrimaaL) on 2007.09.07 at 00:35:19(16233)
The link didn't work on my computer and I'm interested in in very much, because now I'm updating my Syngonium pages at www.araceum.prv.pl
Now there are many errors which will be repaired.

Greetings

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From: honeybunny442 at yahoo.com (Susan B) on 2007.09.07 at 20:23:30(16238)
You can go to the home page of the Belize Citrus Growers Association
http://www.belizecitrus.org/index.html

Then click on LIBRARY link and type Syngonium into the search box.
Hope this helps!
Susan

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From: "Marek Argent" <abri1973 at wp.pl> on 2010.01.19 at 12:06:05(20493)
Hello,

I found this message with a photo from April 2009 among tons of other aroid mail on my disc.
Is the plant already identified?
I posted it in the ID Center.
http://www.wschowa.com/abrimaal/araceum/unid/syngrogers1.htm

Marek

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From: Christopher Rogers <crogers at ecoanalysts.com> on 2010.01.19 at 17:01:13(20494)
Hiyer, Marek!

Yes someone ID’d it as S. macrophyllum.

Thanks!

D. Christopher Rogers

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From: raymomattla at cs.com on 2010.01.19 at 20:31:58(20499)
Christopher, forgive me if you have already gotten this answered but the correct spelling on your plant is Syngonium chiapense.....from the state of Chiapas, Mexico. As for the plant pictured....not sure.

Thanks,

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From: Christopher Rogers <crogers at ecoanalysts.com> on 2010.01.20 at 08:33:12(20504)
Hiyer, Michael!

No worries! I agree that would be the correct spelling. The spelling I gave
was what was presented on the label.

Thanks for the input.

Happy days!

Christopher

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