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Re: Gorgonidium vermicidium

In a message dated 9/7/2000 11:19:38 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
edggon@hotmail.com writes:

> Many Spathicarpoids are very poisonous and there 
>  are some anedoctal evidence that the indians used grated tubers of both 
>  species in wounds infested with larvae of flies ("worms"). If it really 
>  works, I don't know! The only thing I can assure is that most 
>  are "homicidum", i.e., they can kill people! Never eat raw tubers of 
>  Gorgonidium, Taccarum, Asterostigma, etc! Remember that Dieffenbachia 
>  (dumb-cane) is phylogenetically very close to the Spathicarpoids and in 
>  could be considered one of them.
>                          Best wishes,
>                                     Eduardo.
dear edu,

please call me tsuh yang, as it is my first name, i just don't use a hyphen...

how can i make sure my squirrels eat the tuber?  the whole top plant rotted 
this week but i still have a tuber... thank you and lord P. for writing.

tsuh yang chen, nyc, USA

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