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Re: Name for Giraffe Knee


Interested to hear that you have the all green form of G. boivinii. There is
a spectacular grey and three shades of green clone (the same as the plant
used to describe this species) in cultivation that is worth looking out. The
Kew plant of this species (which we got from Josef Bogner in Munich, Germany
many years ago) is the green form.


Peter C. Boyce
Willow Wren Wharf
Hayes Road, Southall
Middlesex   UB2 5HB

Tel.: +44 (0) 181 573 1213 (home)
        +44 (0) 181 332 5207 (work)
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-----Original Message-----
From: Sampson <wiz@texas.net>
To: boyce@pothos.demon.co.uk <boyce@pothos.demon.co.uk>
Date: 20 February 1999 01:19
Subject: Re: Name for Giraffe Knee

>Alistair, Jonathan, Peter, Dewey, Julius and others on the list--Thank you
>for letting me know the name of this Plant!  I appreciate it.
>I believe you are all right!   Now I am interested in getting more of these
>It looks similar to 'Konjac' with this plants leaves being more rounded and
>fuller, leaves also patterned not ribbed, petiole is all green and a joint
>like a flamingo or crane has on its leg mid-way.  It has reached 48 inches
>in height and the tallest branch is leaving the stem at 36inches and that
>the top of the stem, it has 4 main branches with leaves that on every
>have differing shapes and the way they are grown in differs also. Another
>words not at all semetric.
>The history of this plant is that I have done volunteer work at the
>Botanical gardens here and I got this pot from the pile of things they were
>throwing out.  No live green anything showing or from what I could tell
>would be coming up.   The side of pot says cabbage flower on it and the
>Bonsai store tag too.   I took it home and watered it, and in a few weeks a
>very large and interesting shoot emerged, I NEVER say anything like it
>before!!   My husband and I were so excited and I poured through my books
>see what it could be.  Not until I found the Aroid Society pages did I even
>have an idea what this was. (Note here: if I took it back to the gardens
>after rescuing it from the trash they would most likely reclaim it with out
>telling me even what it was and I would have no fun with it.  They didn't
>let us have any extras etc. except from the trash bin. Sigh...)  That was
>last April or May and it is still going strong.  It didn't bloom and I
>even know if it is supposed to.
>I love working with the plants but am now really getting excited to buy
>from you all who have them available.   This last year we have had an
>exciting time going on at our church as we have just moved into a new one
>and I will be placing many of these interesting ones on display there so
>people can learn about them and appreciate them.    Some of you may have
>heard about our minister Max Lucado.  I really like the children to be
>involved in learning about plants and their environments, so besides at
>church I also volunteer teaching horticulture at the local grade school.
>Lucy Sampson

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