|Author: ||Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler, 1883|
Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru|
Rich - Mix|
50 (70) Centimetres |
Griseb. 1874. |
Staurostigma vermitoxicum, Engl. 1878.
This member of the
was given this name by Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler in 1883. It is found in
Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and Peru, growing in a rich but drained soil with
quite some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to ten centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 50 centimetres in height, 70 centimetres with the inflorescence. The flowers are
purplish-brown, and have an unpleasant smell.
The species name from the Greek syn;
'together' and aden; gland, referring to the united glands of the
inflorescence and spadix; 'a flower spike with a fleshy axis. The
species name means 'worm' and 'poisonous'.