Re: Dieffenbachia seguine
- Subject: Re: Dieffenbachia seguine
- From: Nancy Greig <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:57:31 +0000
I believe “Seguin” was probably the name of the original collector.
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Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Dieffenbachia seguine
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.
In 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?
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