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Family: ARACEAE 

 Amorphophallus konjac
 


Day twenty-four.

  
Author:   Karl Heinrich Emil Koch 1858
Family:  Araceae
Habitat:  China, Vietnam
Soil:  Peat
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  40 centimetres
Height:  175 centimetres
Flower:  Dark Red/Brown
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbs
Common Names:  Leopardstilk, Corpse Flower, Devil's Tongue, Voodoo Lily, Leopard Palm, Snake Palm, Umbrella Arum
Synonyms:  Might actually rightly be: Amorphophallus rivieri, Dur. ex Riviere 1869. Proteinophallus rivieri, Joseph Dalton Hooker 1875
Got it from:  Vordingborg, Danmark
Year:  2004


Good and bad news: My plant is starting to flower, and I have nowhere to place it outside!



This might be the fruit of an other Amorphophallus, but it is pretty close. 

   This member of the Araceae family was described by Karl Heinrich Emil Koch in 1858. It is found in China to Vietnam, growing in a rich peat with lots of water in summer. The single leaf of the plant will get 175 centimetres high, the sub-terrain bulb 40 centimetres in diameter. The extreme large flower is dark red-brown, and stinks! The plant can be reproduced both by seeds and dividing of the bulbs.

SubFamily: Aroideae, Tribe: Thomsonieae

 The genera name originate from Ancient Greek: amorphos = without form, misshapen and phallos = penis.

 The flowers have a significant odour of - rotting meat.

This plant has a sub-terrain bulb, and is a little out of my league, but who would turn an offer like this down. I couldn't say No to Alex.


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This is the bulb. Roots will appear on the top


The bottom of the caudex is smooth.