Amorphophallus atroviridis

Hett. 1994

This plant when it's mature grows in a 2-year cycle.
One year it blooms and if pollinated the fruits ripen,
next season, after the dormancy it puts up a leaf.

An adult leaf. Photo © Ron Kessler.


In Spring of 2007 I bought a tuber. It was 11 cm tall. It was pink because it was treated with a fungicide.
On 20th of July it showed a bud.
On 1st of August the appendix appeared.
On 10th of August male flowers appeared.
The peduncle was about 12 cm tall.
On 14th of August the inflorescence fully opened. It was 28 cm tall with the peduncle.
It had no smell or I came to the garden in too late hours.
Male flowers.
Below the male flowers there are pistillodes (sterile female flowers), and then fertile ones.


End of June, time for a leaf.
15 July, the leaf was unfolding. Like in 2007 it grew in the garden.
The name "atroviridis" means black-green. The underside of the leaf is red-brown.
The petiole is very dark with no pattern.
Details of the leaf. The margins are dark pink.
It was attacked by I don't know what, that's why the lighter spots or it was a result of irregular watering.

The IAS: Amorphophallus atroviridis
Lester Kallus: Amorphophallus atroviridis
Tropicos: Amorphophallus atroviridis
CATE Araceae: Amorphophallus atroviridis
Alan Galloway: Amorphophallus atroviridis
page created on 2007-09-14
last updated on 2009-03-22