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Author:  W. Hetterscheid & M. Medecilo, 2020
Family:  ARACEAE
Origin:  Boracay Island; Philippines
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Minimum - Medium
Thickness:  8 Centimetres
Height:  70 Centimetres
Flower:  Cream / Brownish-Purple
Propagate:  Seeds/Offsets
Names:  Amorphophallus sp. boracay.
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Araceae family was given this name by Wilbert Leonard Anna Hetterscheid and Melanie P. Medecilo in 2020. It is found on the Philippine island of Boracay, growing in a rich soil with quite some water and little sun. The caudex can grow to eight centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 70 centimetres in height. The flowers are cream and brownish red.

The genera name from ancient Greek amorphos, 'without form, misshapen' and phallos, 'penis', referring to the shape of the prominent spadix. The species is named after Ray Ong, who discovered it on Boracay island.

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