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Whitespot giant arum

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius

Description:

Belongs to the Araceae family, this vivid colored unbranched inflorescence flower has strong decomposing odor.

Notes:

Also classified as Amorphophallus campanulatus.

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4 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Fun fact! The striking looking flowers of the whitespot giant arum or elephant yam emit a “rotting flesh” odor, which attracts pollinators such as carrion flies and beetles. Its tubers are the third most important carbohydrate source in Indonesia (after rice and maize), where it has been cultivated for centuries. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...

LyzeOfKiel
LyzeOfKiel 8 years ago

Thanks KarenL! I thought it belongs to the Fungi kingdom.

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Beautiful! I've moved this to plants for you.

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 8 years ago

wow!!!! nice one

LyzeOfKiel
Spotted by
LyzeOfKiel

Bali, Indonesia

Spotted on Oct 25, 2013
Submitted on Oct 28, 2013

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