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Typhonium albidinervum  [AGA 2277-01 (?)]

[USDA zone 11 - 13]


These plants are flowering size in 4" pots.  Each pot contains 4 - 5 tubers. Please see last photograph for plants representative of this offering. Plants are probably divisions of (AGA 2277-01)


This species is native to China (Guangdong, Hainan Is.), Laos, Thailand, and probably Vietnam. Plants sprout from a subterranean tuber. Plants of this strain grows 4” – 6” tall. Each tuber produces several leaves with thin petioles. The leaf blades are hastate (arrow-shaped) 2” – 3½” long and 1 ½” – 2” wide. The leaves are similar in shape to Syngonium podophyllum. The inflorescence is produced from between the leaves.  Each tuber can sequentially produce 1 - 3 flowers per season. The inflorescence 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 4” – 6” tall. The spathe that surrounds the spadix is equally long but folds back when the bud opens. The outside of the spathe is light gray-green spotted and streaked dark purple-brown. The inside is gray-green spotted and streaked purple-brown with the basal throat solid purple-brown. The flowers attract flies and carrion beetles for pollination. Flowers are scented of Naphthalene (Mothballs) and halitosis. Not terrible but definitely not a fragrance.

Typhonium albidinervum [AGA 2277-01 (?)]

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