Please Help Name This Aroid

Judy Glattstein
Fri, 04 Jun 2004 08:25:40 PDT
I have this weird plant growing in my garden. I remember planting it but
cannot find the label. It has been in the ground at least two years so
clearly is winter-hardy (especially after the last one!)

Growing in shade. About 3 feet tall, leaves arising from spotted petiole/
stem, moderately finely cut, dark green with prominent white chevron-shaped

The spathe is huge, tightly rolled, maroon edge. I think the inside will be
maroon when it opens. I've been checking it every day and this morning
noticed that the spadix is beginning to protrude from the rolled-up spathe.
It is going to have a stench like a long-dead deer, a large one, very long
dead. Good thing it is at the bottom of the driveway and nowhere near the

I looked up Amorphophallus and Sauromatum, and neither seems quite correct.
Any suggestions?


Judy, longing to get out in the garden but there's still "stuff" to do
before I'm free.

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