Re: Gorgonidium vermicidium
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- Subject: Re: Gorgonidium vermicidium
- From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2000 09:26:11 -0500 (CDT)
My guess: the name may be based on the type species G. mirabile, in which
the male flowers have free, long, multidirected filaments, creating a
mudusa-like picture of the male part of the spadix. Medusa was a Gorgon, and
you don't wanna meet with a Gorgon. The plant is from high altitude, Andean
parts of South America, notably Argentina, but also Bolivia, and who knows.
I guess Eduardo Goncalves will tell you.
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Sent: woensdag 6 september 2000 4:05
Subject: Gorgonidium vermicidium
> what's the origin for the name of this plant? does it kill worms? why
> gorgon? does anyone know? also, where is this plant from?
> tsuh yang chen, nyc, USA