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From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2000.07.09 at 16:34:54(5033)|
Came across this letter from you that I had meant to answer--the only two
Gonotopus that are common in collections here in Florida are the most common
G. bovinni or 'giraffe knee', and a larger all-green un-named (?) species or
maybe a var. of the former. Have no information as to if the other sps
tend to be weedy, but somehow feel that they are not. The varigated G.
bovinii is weedy as hell, grows everywhere once it escapes your collection,
the all-green seems to be less so. I believe I may have seen G. angustus
and G. marattioides in collections around here, but NOT commonly. Five
species are listed in TGOA--- G. bovinni, G. angustus,
G. petiolulatus, G. clavatus, and G. marattioides.
They are listed from South-east Africa---Kenya, Malawai, Mozambique, S.
Africa (Natal and Transvaal), Tanzania (incl. Pemba, Zanzibar), Zaire,
Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Hope that this information helps.
are all varieties of Gonatopus prone to get weedy?
Gonatopus are endemic to southern eastcost of Africa. I live in Durban but
have never really come across them.
It is maybe further up north.
----- Original Message -----
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L
Sent: Monday, June 26, 2000 4:56 AM
Subject: Re: Unidentified aroids
> OK.... I now have to ask.....
> What the hell is a Gonatopus?????
> Never heard of it until the other day, and now it's popping up in nearly
> every email to the list. Can someone give me some details, pictures or
> whatever? I'm intrigued to say the least.
> Paul Tyerman
> (Canberra, Australia)
> At 09:30 25/06/00 -0500, you wrote:
> >You had it listed as Arisaema and I did not look at it because I know
> >nothing of Arisaemas....
> >BUT, you DO have Gonatopus! It is like a disease.... I suggest that you
> >put it in a pot at least 20 inches off the ground... the roots will
> >and send up little ones... the leaves will fall off and start new
> >In a couple of years you are going to have a 'lawn' that you may not
> >want... Actually, it depends on where you live. If you are lucky enough
> >to live where the ground freezes, you will be spared... Otherwise, you
> >will *never* get rid of it!!! You have my condolences....
> >>Can't help you with the others... but, your unidentified Anthurium
> >>like Philodendron callosum to me... But, like Denis Miller says.... "I
> >>could be wrong....."
> >>>Dear aroiders,
> >>>I have posted some photos of three unidentified aroids on my website:
> >>>Amorphophallus, one Arisaema, and one Anthurium. I have also posted a
> >>>of my Anthurium pedato-radiatum if any of you are interested in seeing
> >>>Your assistance in identifying these plants will be greatly
> >>>Jody Haynes
> >>>Corresponding Secretary, Editor & Webmaster
> >>>Palm & Cycad Societies of Florida (PACSOF)
> >>> Virtual Palm & Cycad Encyclopedias
> >>> Website:
> >>> &
> >>>Seedbank Facilitator, Webmaster & List Owner
> >>>Azafady Madagascar Seedbank
> >>> Website:
> >>> E-mail List:
> Paul Tyerman
> Canberra, Australia. USDA equivalent - Zone 8
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