W. Hetterscheid & M. Medecilo, 2020|
Boracay Island; Philippines|
Minimum - Medium|
Cream / Brownish-Purple|
Amorphophallus sp. boracay.|
This member of the
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,
referring to the shape of the prominent spadix. The species is
named after Ray Ong, who discovered it on Boracay island.