Amorphophallus commutatus (Dragon stalk yam)

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shubhada nikharge

Jun 20, 2009, 10:05:21 AM6/20/09
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attached pics of Amorphophallus commutatus.

pic taken at Conservation Education Centre, Forest near film city, Goregaon East, Mumbai on 11th June 2009. 
common English name : Dragon stalk yam

local marathi name : Shevla ( Maharashtrians make lovely vegetable of the flower.)

This flower appears just before the onset of the monsoon.  leaves appear with the rains. The pic is not of a fresh flower, that is why it  is drooping.

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Mahendra Prasad

Aug 26, 2009, 5:38:45 AM8/26/09
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Nice pix Shubhada.  This is the same genus as Titan Arum, a genus of about 170 sps from Arum family, Araceae.
Amorphophallus titanum : Titan Arum, (largest flower structure on earth). The flower is more than 2.5 m high, about 3.25 m in circumference, diameter of about 1 metre and smells of rotten flesh. More on


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attached pics of Amorphophallus commutatus..

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