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.
|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.
page created on 2007-09-14
last updated on 2009-03-22