Amorphophallus atroviridis

Hett. 1994

After the season 2008 spent in the garden
I left it at home until spring in the same pot with the soil it grew in.


Most of tuberous aroids produce a new tuber
above the one formed in the previous season.
This one also behaved this way.
Probably as a result of leaving it in the soil,
the top of the new tuber was partially rotten.
It was 75 mm long and 68 mm in diameter.
Usually the old tuber dies, but this one did not
It was 40 mm in diameter and 16 mm tall.
That year I cultivated the plant at home.
I had to wait until August for a leaf from the large tuber.
The leaf was quite different than last year in the garden.
It was divided into 10 round velvety lobes,
the leaf from 2008 was about 20 lobed and much smaller.
The small tuber put up a leaf at the end of August.
The big leaf was 54 cm tall on a petiole 41 cm,
35 cm in diameter.
The small leaf was 27 cm tall, on a petiole 22 cm,
15 cm in diameter.
Last year in the garden the petiole was entirely dark brown, that one had many white spots.
Almost every other secondary vein is thicker and every fourth even more thick.
The pink leaf margin.
The leaf withered on the last day of 2009.
The large tuber was 97 mm long and it weighed 134 g.
The small one was 38 mm long and it weighed 25 g.
This time I remembered to leave it for the dormancy without soil.

The IAS: Amorphophallus atroviridis
Lester Kallus: Amorphophallus atroviridis
Tropicos: Amorphophallus atroviridis
CATE Araceae: Amorphophallus atroviridis
Alan Galloway: Amorphophallus atroviridis
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last updated on 2010-05-05