I think it is pronounced "segin", similarly to "begin", with
the accent on -in, but e is phonetic, not "ee".
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Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2016 3:29
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Dieffenbachia
Jason, I cannot help
you in this regard but wonder if you could tell me the meaning of the name
“seguine”. It is of interest to me because in Grenada where I live and
where Dieffenbachia seguine occurs, the local name for this plant is “siggin”.
At least, that is how it is pronounced.
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Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 8:42 PM
Subject: [Aroid-l] Dieffenbachia
a couple of months, I plan to go once again to the Dominican Republic, where
Dieffenbachia seguine is common. Unfortunately, my search for primary
literature on this species turns up almost entirely papers having to do with
the species in cultivation, little if anything on its life in its natural
habitat. Does anyone know where I can find out about its life history, natural
history, ecology, and so forth?