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  Re: Gorgonidium vermicidium
From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2000.09.07 at 14:26:11(5351)
My guess: the name may be based on the type species G. mirabile, in which
the male flowers have free, long, multidirected filaments, creating a
mudusa-like picture of the male part of the spadix. Medusa was a Gorgon, and
you don't wanna meet with a Gorgon. The plant is from high altitude, Andean
parts of South America, notably Argentina, but also Bolivia, and who knows.
I guess Eduardo Goncalves will tell you.


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