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White Bat Plant

Tacca integrifolia

Description:

An upright leafy plant with grey-green, narrow leaves growing from an underground fleshy root. The flowers are borne in flower heads of up to thirty blooms. These form the bat's face. They range in colour from purple-red to brown. The flowers are topped by white floral leaves called bracts, which resemble bat's ears. Filaments up to 20cm (8") long or more hang from the flowers. The similar black bat plant has black or purple bracts. There is also an Australian native species called T. leontopetaloides.



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2 Comments

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 7 years ago

Beautiful! I just cant believe how unusual these flowers are. Amazing!

Christiane
Christiane 8 years ago

Thanks to the Gardenweb.. here the ID for this strange flower!

Christiane
Spotted by
Christiane

Kedah, Malaysia

Lat: 5.45, Long: 100.25

Spotted on Feb 16, 2009
Submitted on May 16, 2011

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