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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 9 years ago

Impressive plant.

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

This is awesome! Amorphophallus are so cool!

JulianGalvez
JulianGalvez 9 years ago

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

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 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 9 years ago

Unbelievable creature...!!

JulianGalvez
Spotted by
JulianGalvez

Philippines

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

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