Re: Gorgonidium vermicidium
In a message dated 9/7/2000 11:19:38 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> 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,
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