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Family: ARACEAE 

 Gonatopus boivini
 


Found this plant at Heidelburg Botanical Garden.

 
Author:   Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler, 1879
Family:  Araceae
Origin:  Eastern Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Max
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  13 centimetres
Height:  1 meter
Flower:  White-Creme
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Giraffe's Knees
Synonyms:  Zamioculcas boiviniI, Decne. Or maybe Gonatopus boivinii ?

Found this little plant at Specks.
 If it is the right species, it is juvenile leaves.
   This member of the Araceae family was described by Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler in 1879. It is found in the Eastern Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex (not like the one on the top photo, but round) can grow to 13 centimetres, and the branches up to one meter. The large flowers are white to crème.

The genera name means 'knee' or 'knot'. The species name after Louis Hyacinthe Boivin, 1808-1852, a French botanist and explorer.

SubFamily: Aroideae
Tribe: Zamioculcadeae

 
The flowers from Ngoosen.fotki.com.