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Re: Sauromatum

GONADotopons????? And it wasn't even ME who started about gonads.....


----- Original Message -----
From: <MAIL13A/SHU%SHU@shu.edu>
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: maandag 7 augustus 2000 20:42
Subject: Re: Sauromatum

> The "fiend" writes -
> Sue, still don't have any of those Gonadotopons in my yard, none dropped
> there. That species then may have truly supernatural abilities to spread.
> A thought on bulblet production and the particular success of digging
> around or rototilling in propagating and increasing numbers of some of
> these bulbous species:
> it would seem to me that they would be excellent food for certain rooting
> herbivores such as wild hogs. These may dig up the large bulbs which would
> have developed an evolutionary strategy to then disseminate bulblets over
> wider area.
> Bonaventure
> From:     "Susan Cooper" <SCooper@cooperpower.com>@mobot.org on 08/03/2000
> 09:27 AM
> Subject:  Re: Sauromatum
> Ah, thank you, Dewey!  Although my zone 5 isn't friendly to escaped
> you never know.  Maybe my raspberries and strawberries can do battle with
> it (I think they are determined to take over the world- both grow faster
> than kudzu).  The plant in question is in a little pot now, and I'll keep
> an eye on it....
> >>> plantnut@macconnect.com 08/02/00 05:01PM >>>
> Carefull, you might have Gonatopus!  No, that is not a sexually
> disease...  just one hell of a pest in the garden if it escapes...  The
> 'bump' in the stem is the clue....
> Dewey
> >I'm reposting this message as my original came through blank.
> >Warning to all about our fiend, oops, I mean friend Bonaventure.  I asked
> >him for a few tubers last year and he sent me about 40!
> >One of them looks a little strange.  I'll have to take a picture,
> >I have kind of a cruddy camera.  The plant appears perfectly happy but
> >a bump or ball about 3 inches up the stem.  This is a small plant, only
> >about 5-6" (14cm?) so far.  The abberation doesn't look like an injury.
> >Ah, this is too hard to explain.  I'll try to get a picture.
> >Susan
> >zone 5
> >
> >Take my Sauromatums, please!
> >I am looking for a way to eat them. Does anyone have a good recipe,
> because
> >I have a real CROP!!!
> >Y'all come down to my house with bushel baskets!
> >And to think that I fussed and fretted over the first tuber I got.
> >Bonaventure Magrys
> >Elizabeth, NJ zone 6a

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