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  Amorphophallus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Amorphophallus is a large genus of some 170 tropical tuberous herbaceous plants from the Arum family (Araceae).
Amorphophallus species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Palpifer sexnotatus and Palpifer sordida.
Hetterscheid, W.L.A. Preliminary taxonomy and morphology of Amorphophallus Blume ex Decaisne (Araceae).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Amorphophallus   (555 words)

Amorphophallus is an interesting aroid from the old world - it consists of a tuber that throws up a single leaf that is usually highly divided, hence looking like a papaya tree sometimes.
Amorphophallus asterostigmatus is a very handsome even without bloom, with fine deep green leflets and a silvery purple stem with spots.
Amorphophallus muelleri is a common species throughjout SE Asia, there are many forms but the bloom is more or less similar as shown.
members.tripod.com /asia_flora/Aroids1.htm   (654 words)

 Amorphophallus bulbifer - Devil's-Tongue - Araceae
Amorphophallus bulbifer is one of the more interesting Aroids that I have grown.
Propagation: Amorphophallus bulbifer are propagated by division of offsets or by seed.
Amorphophallus bulbifer was featured as Plant of the Week June 23-29, 2000.
www.plantoftheweek.org /week084.shtml   (207 words)

 Drago Cactoid - Amorphophallus
I have never grown Amorphophallus dactylifer, so I can't counsel you about how easy it is to grow.
Amorphophallus koratensis is a lot more interesting than I first thought the first year I grew it.
You also might not even recognize them as an Amorphophallus by looking at the leaf, which isn't typical in shape and is also covered in beautiful spots.
dragocactoid.com /amorphophallus.html   (1995 words)

 Titan Arum: Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Native to the equatorial rain forests of Sumatra, where it is known as the "Corpse Flower" because of its smell, the Amorphophallus titanum is commonly referred to as the largest flower in the world.
The public interest in the Amorphophallus titanum was as "titanic" as the bloom, and staff members and volunteers spent hours among the crowds, answering questions and distributing educational fact sheets.
After nearly three weeks of being the museum's star attraction, the Amorphophallus titanum was returned to the greenhouse where botanists awaited the results of pollination.
www.huntington.org /BotanicalDiv/TitanIntro.htm   (835 words)

 Rare plants: Amorphophallus
Amorphophallus is a genus of 90-100 species of mostly warm-weather perennials, distinguished by extremely large "flowers" (technically what we commonly call the flower on this and other members of the family Araceae is an inflorescence, the true flowers being hidden inside it).
Amorphophallus bulbifer A "Voodoo Lily" from Nepal that is hardy in zone 8 if planted a foot deep with good drainage.
Amorphophallus paeonifolius Since these have not yet bloomed for us, we can't show you a photo, but there are several really great photos on this page.
www.worldplants.com /amorph.htm   (638 words)

 PbsWiki - Amorphophallus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Amorphophallus is a genus of tuberous plants in the Araceae family.
They are grown by devoted collectors for the beauty of their single compound pinnate leaves, which give them a palm like look, very exotic.
Amorphophallus konjac from Indonesia is known by common names Snake's tongue or snake palm.
www.pacificbulbsociety.org /pbswiki/index.php/Amorphophallus   (83 words)

 Augsburg College Biology - Photo of Month - Feb 2002
The source of this smell, Amorphophallus konjac, is a member of the aroid family (Araceae), the same family as familiar plants such as Philodendron and jack in the pulpit.
Amorphophallus konjac has lots of company within its own genus, it being just one of roughly 170 species of Amoprphophallus which grow in the old world tropics.
While our Amorphophallus is a large plant, some of its relatives are downright enormous, with inflorescences exceeding 10 feet in height, and leaves up to 20 feet tall.
www.augsburg.edu /biology/photoofmonth/amorphophallus.html   (606 words)

The true reason why Amorphophallus have a hard time reproducing is because the female flowers are the first to open and before the male florets begin to produce their pollen, the female flowers are no longer receptive.
In rare occassions in the wild, pollentation will occur only because of the fact that Amorphophallus can set bloom any time of the year, and their is a slight chance that one may be in it’s female cycle while another has entered into its male cycle.
Another suprise about the Amorphophallus is the fact that the Amorphophallus Rivieri ‘Konjac’ also known as the Japanese Konjaku, and the Amorphophallus Campanulatus also known as the Asian Elephant Yam both have edible roots and that is their prime purpose of being grown.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/3311/24184   (437 words)

 Amorphophallus spp   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The plant genus Amorphophallus belongs to the family Araceae (aroid family) and estimates some 170 species.
Amorphophallus species are herbs with an underground storage organ.
One single leaf emerges from the tuber, consisting of a vertical petiole (stalk) and a horizontal leaf-blade.
www.tropicalcentre.com /madagascar/amorphophallus/amorphophallus.htm?PHPSESSID=b3ed9523263f6bf7348ffc1cd6bd4459   (103 words)

 Kebun Raya Indonesia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Amorphophallus gigas is a member of the Araceae Family (Aroid family).
Amorphophallus gigas is one of the giant Amorphophallus species.
Amorphophallus gigas is native and endemic to Sumatra.
www.bogor.indo.net.id /kri/amorph.htm   (620 words)

 AMORPHOPHALLUS, Urban Jungle, Norfolk Garden Centre specializing in exotics, Norfolk garden centres UK
Amorphophallus are greedy and thirsty during their growing season but need to be kept almost dry during dormancy.
Amorphophallus konjac is one of the easiest of the genus for outdoor planting in the UK.
The stem is smooth and mottled with white spots and the spathe is white or pale green, often with pinkish hue.
www.urbanjungle.uk.com /amorphophallus.asp   (729 words)

 The Amorphophallus titanum at the Huntington Gardens
The Amorphophallus titanum, commonly known as the Corpse Flower, is a native of Sumatra and is rare in the western world.
The smell is an attractant for carrion beetles, sweat bees, and flesh flies which aid in pollination of the plant.
Evolutionarily, the Amorphophallus titanum interests me because the exuded carrion odor - which was a random mutation - has insured the survival of the plant.
www.armchair.com /escape/hunt2.html   (289 words)

 Amorphophallus titanum {Araceae} #199500115 L:1205 Q:2
Description: Amorphophallus titanum, the titan arum, is a tuberous plant endemic to western Sumatra, where it grows in openings in rainforest on limestone hills.
Flower buds emerge shortly after tubers become dormant, and are accompanied by the development of a limited root system, unlike the flowers of temperate Amorphophallus species.
Inflorescences consist of a fluted spathe (petal-like leaf) with a meat-like purple interior, and a sickly-yellow spadix (central stem bearing many small male and female flowers).
florawww.eeb.uconn.edu /acc_num/199500115.html   (422 words)

 Amorphophallus Titanum Blooms again at the Huntington !!!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Amorphophallus titanum, also known as the Titan Arum, is native to the equatorial rainforests of Sumatra, in Indonesia.
It has been called the "largest flower in the world," with a bloom that can grow to over 8 feet in height, opening as wide as 4 feet in diameter.
For that reason, Indonesians call it the Bunga Bangkai, which means "Corpse Flower." In the summer of 1999, The Huntington made international headlines and drew record-breaking crowds when it exhibited the first Amorphophallus titanum ever to bloom in California.
www.huntington.org /BotanicalDiv/Titan2002/Titan2002.html   (397 words)

 Amorphophallus - Bulb Gardening
Should you decide to try growing the Amorphophallus species be aware that spider mites will attack emerging seedlings and that aphids are also moderately fond of this plant.
Another little known fact about this plant is that the Amorphophallus Rivieri ‘Konjac’ also known as the Japanese Konjaku and the Amorphophallus Campanulatus also known as the Asian Elephant Yam both have edible roots.
The dormant tubers of the Amorphophallus species should be planted in late winter or early spring in the ground where weather conditions are favorable for it to grow outdoors year round, otherwise plant it in a pot and keep it indoors.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art10980.asp   (751 words)

 Making a specimen of Amorphophallus titanum for the United States National Herbarium, Smithsonian Institution
Specimens may also serve as vouchers for research that is done in related fields or other applied sciences using plant material.
That means he is an expert in the plant family Araceae, to which the genus Amorphophallus belongs.
Additional information about the flowering of Amorphophallus titanum is available on the Web sites of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and The Huntington.
persoon.si.edu /amorphophallus   (461 words)

 Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (Dennst.) Nicolson
The information here in is adapted from W. Hetterscheid and S. Ittenbach, 1996, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Amorphophallus, but Were Afraid to Stick Your Nose Into!!!!!, Aroideana 19: 7-131.
Amorphophallus paeoniifolius has a centuries old cultivation history in the Asian and Indopacific region and its natural distribution has been totally obscured because many specimens found in the wild are (probably) weedy escapees from cultivation.
This page was created by Scott E. Hyndman for the IAS on January 7, 1999.
www.aroid.org /genera/amorphophallus/paeoniifolius/paeon.html   (415 words)

 Amorphophallus bulbifer
With a height of about 1.2 m (4 ft.) one of the smaller Amorphophallus, this species hails from the monsoonal forests of northern and eastern India and Nepal.
The single, much branched leaf, carried on a beautifully dark, marbled stalk, forms bulbils on its axils, which can be used to propagate the plant.
Amorphophallus bulbifer does well in a warm temperate climate in a protected spot under filtered light.
www.rarepalmseeds.com /pix/AmoBul.shtml   (227 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | New Kew bloom causes a stink
The Amorphophallus titanum at Kew Gardens in London.
The huge crimson-coloured plant - known as Amorphophallus titanum - is said to smell of a mixture of excrement and rotting flesh.
Alongside the pungent aroma, the plant also boasts a distinctive look with giant red petals bursting out of a tall, phallic-like stem.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/1963703.stm   (409 words)

 The Carnivorous Plant FAQ: Sauromatum, Amorphophallus
Greenhouse curators love the rare-flowering Amorphophallus titanum because if they can coerce one to flower, they can be sure that their conservatory will be on the evening news.
The two photographs to the right are of Amorphophallus rivieri, a mere dwarf cousin of the corpse flower.
Even though its flower is only a few feet tall, the smell is so solidly rank that it will grind your eyes deep into your skull and send your teeth in after them.
www.sarracenia.com /faq/faq5950.html   (581 words)

 Amorphophallus flowers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
These photos of Amorphophallus illustrates the inflorescence of the plant.
The spadix, which is the center apparatus houses both the male and female flowers of the inflorescence.
These plants recently have become popular due to the titanic inflorescence of Amorphophallus titanum, which has the largest inflorescence in the world.
www.tfeps.org /amorphophallus_flowers.htm   (121 words)

 Amorphophallus paeoniifolius rare jungle flower of tropical China
Amorphophallus paeoniifolius rare jungle flower of tropical China
A stunning flower of considerable size and a very unusual leaf are the features that make Amorphophallus really unique in your garden.
You can be sure that all your friends will visit you when it flowers.
natureproducts.net /Forest_Products/Aroids/Amorphophallus.html   (384 words)

 The Botanic Garden of Smith College, Titan Arum - Amorphophallus titanum
Our plant was raised from seed collected by the late Dr. James Symon, a physician who became one of the world experts on Amorphophallus.
He collected seed in an abandoned rubber plantation in the town of Aeksah, in Sumatra, and this seed was distributed to universities and botanical institutions.
In March of 1995 some of this seed was donated to the conservatories at the University of Connecticut.
www.smith.edu /garden/Conservatory/amorphophallus.html   (521 words)

 Dragon Agro Products - Aroids, Carnivorous Plants, Orchids & Supplies
In the case of Amorphophallus it is large and often knob-like, and is the source of the unpleasant smell give off by many of the species when in flower.
A. hewittii - The largest species of Amorphophallus in Borneo and rare in the trade and cultivation, this plant was once mistaken for A. titanum (of Sumatra) due to its impressive dimensions.
Check Wilbert Hetterscheid and S. Ittenbachthis webpages for a complete Amorphophallus introduction and taxonomic description, Generic diagnosis, species, geography, ecology and conservation, and cultivation etc...
www.dragonagro.com /daparoids.htm#arisaemas   (2212 words)

 eBay Store - Worldwide Tropicals: Amorphophallus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Amorphophallus (including titanum, hewittii, decus-silvae, variabilis), Gingers, Ariods, Bananas, Orchids.
Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (giant form)- corm - 5 cm
Amorphophallus hewitii - 3.5" pot seedling - free ship
stores.ebay.com /Worldwide-Tropicals   (182 words)

 Konjac from Yunnan, China, export and import, wholesale
Amorphophallus konjac (rivieri) is a food species of Yunnan and Sichuan.
Aside from its value as a natural diet the plant has peculiar and stunning red flowers, which make interesting garden and indoor plants.
The leaves are similar to Amorphophallus paeoniifolius but smaller.
natureproducts.net /Forest_Products/Aroids/Amorphophallus_konjac.html   (294 words)

 Amorphophallus zengianus (Araceae), a New Chinese Species from Yunnan
Amorphophallus zengianus C. Long and H. Li, sp.
Chromosome number is not significant to identify species from the same section, but it may be useful to differ sections in Amorphophallus.
Report on the karyotypes of Amorphophallus from China (I).
hua.huh.harvard.edu /china/novon/Long&Li10-2.htm   (541 words)

 Krzysztof Kozminski's Araceae Links
Amorphophallus albispathus has bloomed, and it was pleasantly fragrant!
Amorphophallus gigas has started a rather obscenely looking new petiole.
Amorphophallus photos made by Shri Niwas Singh, copied to the US for faster access.
www.kozminski.com /Araceae   (520 words)

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