RE: Typhonium (giganteum) behaviour

Hey don't complain.  I purchased my Arum venosums from Van Bourgondien's
just 10 years ago only to learn that they're actually Sauromatum
venosums...  I mean Typhonium venosums...  I mean...

This convinces me that there truly is a secret multinational committee that
convenes specifically to change the names of a few plants every year.


At 11:52 AM 10/9/97 -0500, you wrote:
>On Thu, 9 Oct 1997, Wilbert Hetterscheid wrote:
>> to this monster. And of course Typhonium venosum is an exception
>> too..............
>Did anyone else notice how subtly Wilbert slipped this name change in on
>us? (Not that we haven't been warned, several times.) Does this mean it's
>official now? Sauromatum is no more? Did both species wind up in
>Ah well, a Sauromatum by any other name would smell as foul.
>-- Steve Marak

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