Amorphophallus henryi

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Life form: tuber

Amorphophallus henryi N.E.Br. is native to Taiwan where it grows in forests, bamboo plantations, orchards, in heavily to lightly shaded places, on thin soils on limestone bedrock or in karst areas. It has a solitary green leaf with oval or irregular whitish spots and a solitary flower, glossy pale green on the outside and dark maroon on the inside, the base densely covered with warts. It smells of decaying meat or cow dung. It is unusual in having blue or purple berries. Photos from Arnold Trachtenberg and Robert Parks.

Amorphophallus henryi, Arnold TrachtenbergAmorphophallus henryi, Robert Parks

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