Please Help Name This Aroid

James Waddick
Fri, 04 Jun 2004 08:57:10 PDT
>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

Dear Judy;
	Dracunculus vulgaris to a T.
	I have my sixth flower about to open. I hear it can get to 7 
ft and the odor must be amazing. I know when a new flower has opened 
as soon as I walk out into the back. Wilbert had a picture not too 
long ago of him standing under a huge plant.

	Enjoy.		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
E-fax  419-781-8594

Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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