voodoo plant -Reply

Frank Lang FLang at SOU.EDU
Fri Apr 24 08:34:22 CDT 1998


When in doubt try Mabberley's " The Plant-book."  I have always known the =
voodoo lily to be Sauromatum venosum [S. guttatum] in the Araceae. =
Mabberley says that it is sold as dry tubers that will produce an =
inflorescence without water. It is Bas Meeuse's favorite plant.  He =
studied it for years.  The appendix of the inflorescence heats up about =
the time the flowers open. The better to spread around the fetid odor of =
the plant, perhaps.  It is mentioned in his book "The Sex Life of =
Flowers."




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