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Family: TACCACEAE 

 Tacca chantrieri
 
  
Author:  Éduard-François André 1901
Family:  Taccaceae
Habitat:  South East Asia
Soil:  Sphagnum
Water:  Max
Sun:  Min
Thickness:  6 centimetres
Height:  1 meter
Flower:  Dark Brown
Reproduction:  Seeds/Rhizomes
Pop names:  Chinese Tiger whisker, Bat Flower, Devil Flower, Devil's Tongue
Synonyms:  Tacca minor Ridl., 1907. Tacca paxiana H. Limpr., 1928. Tacca esquirolii  Rehder, 1936. Schizocapsa itagakii Yamam. 1942. By mistake?: Tacca chantrierei.
Got it from:  Bielefeld, Germany
Year:  2006

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Photo from Panos & Stavros.

   This member of the Taccaceae family was named by Éduard-François André in 1901. Several people have been naming it since, but the first name remains. It is found in several countries in the tropical part of south east Asia. It prefers a well drained rich peat like sphagnum, lots of water and not too much sun. The rhizomes will grow up to six centimetres in diameter, the whole plant can grow up to one meter. The spectacular flowers are dark brown.

This plant needs a rather high humidity.