Arisaema candidissimum

W. W. Smith 1917

A medium size species. It belongs to the section Franchetiana.


It's easy to recognize by its tubers,
because they're pink.
A night before the first bloom.
The inflorescence appears before the leaf or together with it. Its smell resembles roses.
Side view.
The male flowers.
Two weeks after the bloom it put up the leaf.
Next week it was fully unfolded. 30x30 cm.


In 2004 it didn't bloom, in 2005 it started in the middle of June.
Like in 2003, the inflorescence had only male flowers.


In 2006 it didn't even produce a half of leaf.
In 2007 I was sure it died, no leaf at all.
It was growing in a very dry place.
In 2008 it produced a single entire-bladed leaf
so I began to water and fertilize it every day.
In 2009 it produced large leaves again and I kept fertilizing it.

The IAS: A. candidissimum
Roy Herold: Arisaema candidissimum
Krzysztof Kozminski: A. candidissimum
Tropicos: Arisaema candidissimum
CATE Araceae: Arisaema candidissimum
page created on 2003-04-08
last updated on 2010-04-03