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Amorphophallus asper 'Seed Strain #1'

[USDA zone 11 (?) - 13]

 

Photograph is of Am. asper in situ and is not th plant from which these seeds originate.

 

This species is native to Bengkulu and Lampung provinces, Sumatra, Indonesia. This species as with most Amorphophallus and Arisaema species are seasonally dormant. Plants of this species grow 50” – 70”. Each tuber produces a single stem that terminates with a single “leaf” OR inflorescence. Each leaf consists of a large umbrella of smaller leaflets that is 36” – 48” across. The leaf stem is green, mottled darker green, with lichen-like white spots. The plant alone is very ornamental. The inflorescence is produced from the naked tuber before the leaves are produced. The inflorescence is 32” – 50” tall, is single “flowered”. The “flower” is actually a modified inflorescence that consists of the spathe (outer ornamental part) and the spadix (internal sexual bits). The spadix is 20” - 30” tall. The spadix appendage (apical non-sexual part) is dirty white to dirty cream-yellow and drown out to a bluntish apex. The spathe that surrounds the spadix is 10” - 16” long. Internally the spathe is green fading to white or off white at the base. The outside is green covered in small brownish – brown-green spots. If pollinated, the Infructescence produces green berries that turn red (?) when mature. It is important to wear gloves if you harvest the berries as they juice can stain and irritate mammalian skin.

Amorphophallus asper 'Seed Strain #1'

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