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 Photo by David Scherberich,

The caudex by Bart T. Wursten,

Wild plants by Bart T. Wursten,

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

This member of the Araceae family was given this name by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1901. It is found in Eswatini, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga and 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 from Greek gony; gonatos, 'knee', and Greek pous; 'foot', for the swellings (nodes) on the leaf stalks. The species name; angustus: narrow; referring to the narrow leaf divisions.

The flower by David Scherberich,