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Re: [Aroid-l] Syngonium

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.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "mossytrail" <mossytrail@hctc.com>
To: <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2007 10:31 AM
Subject: [Aroid-l] Syngonium

> 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
> Naturalist-at-Large
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