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Family: ARACEAE

 Gonatopus angustus
 


 Photo by David Scherberich, Aroidpictures.fr.

 
Author:  Nicholas Edward Brown, 1901
Family:  Araceae
Origin:   Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa.
Soil:  Sand - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  50 Centimetres
Flower:   White
Propagate: Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  
Synonyms:  Gonatopus clavatus, Mayo, 1985. Gonatopus rhizomatosus, Bogner & Oberm. 1977.

The caudex by Bart T. Wursten, Mozambiqueflora.com.
 

   This member of the Araceae family was given this name by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1901. It is found in Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, growing in sand and other well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 50 centimetres in height. The flowers are white.

The genera name gona means 'side' and -topus means 'twisted'. The species name; angustus: narrow; referring to the narrow leaf divisions.

  
The flower by David Scherberich, Aroid.org           Wild plants by Bart T. Wursten, Zimbabweflora.co.zw