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Pungapung (Elephant Foot Yam)

Amorphophallus campanulatus

Description:

The current darling of the school garden. On the process of rotting, and thus it stinks :). Bloomed after the right combination of hot and rainy days. The bud took just 1 week to grow 1.5 feet tall, before unveiling the inflorescence. Male florets on top, females at the bottom. Transplanted from Mount Makiling, Laguna, Phils. Family Araceae.

Habitat:

Lowland rainforest.

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6 Comments

the same type of plant was discovered at Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City Philippines, when some residents noticed that they had smelled the same like a dead body of any animal

Saarbrigger
Saarbrigger 10 years ago

Impressive plant.

dandoucette
dandoucette 10 years ago

This is awesome! Amorphophallus are so cool!

JulianGalvez
JulianGalvez 10 years ago

Hahaha. The smell was beginning to turn hideous, but I only have love for the thing.

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

I can just smell it now! We had one bloom at the Botanical Garden I worked for and people came from all around to see it. The smell was horrible!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Unbelievable creature...!!

JulianGalvez
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JulianGalvez

Philippines

Spotted on May 31, 2011
Submitted on Jun 2, 2011

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