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