Amorphophallus konjac

Quick Characteristics:

Flower Colors: black
Flower Season: mid spring
Usage: edible storage organ tuber
Life form: tuber

Amorphophallus konjac (syn. Amorphophallus rivieri) is a widespread species from the eastern Himalayas to China and the Philippines. The first 2 photos were taken by Angelo Porcelli of plants that used to be known by the name Amorphophallus rivieri var. konjac. It is known by common names of Snake's tongue or snake palm. This variety is grown for food and produces masses of child tubers. The third photo was contributed by the UC Botanical Garden.

Amorphophallus rivieri var. konjac flowers, Angelo PorcelliAmorphophallus rivieri var. konjac leaves, Angelo PorcelliAmorphophallus konjac, UC Botanical Garden

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