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Re: Amorphophallus konjac or rivieri?

  • Subject: Re: Amorphophallus konjac or rivieri?
  • From: Susan B <honeybunny442@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 19:58:15 -0800 (PST)

Ken, that's what I thought, but I seem to see it in use more and more often!

Including Dave's Garden Plantfiles... I wanted to send them a note correcting them on the name (I've also seen it Am. rivieri var konjac) but wanted to check here first.

I guess it's a bit of a pet peeve of mine!
susan

--- On Wed, 2/10/10, Ken Mosher <ken@spatulacity.com> wrote:

From: Ken Mosher <ken@spatulacity.com>
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus konjac or rivieri?
To: "Discussion of aroids" <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 7:53 PM

rivieri is an old name.
-Ken

Susan B wrote:
> I see many people refer to konjac as rivieri.
>
> What is the story behind that?  Is rivieri an old name, or what?
>
> Just curious....
> Susan
>
>
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