Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Voodoo Lily or Devil’s Tongue

 

In bloom now at the Franklin Park Conservatory.

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Amorphophallus Konjac Araceae

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The tuber is about 10 in. across, flattish round. The stalk is 15 to 30 in. long, brownish green spotted white. The blade is large with 3sections. The Peduncle is 2 foot long. The Spathe is about 8-12 inches long, ovate, and the tube about 3incheslong, pale green with greenish white spots, the margin is  purplish,and the  blade is 8 inches long that is green without and dark purple within.

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This was the first time I had been able to see this lily up close.
Not the most attractive lily to be found but certainly one of the largest. It was quite impressive to look at.

Happy Gardening,
Lona

 

17 comments:

scottweberpdx said...

Impressive indeed! I have to agree, there are some plants that are intersting, but not ones that I'd necessarily give up room for in my own garden...that's why they invented Botanical Gardens, right!?!

myomyohi said...

Hi Lona,

I've never heard of this plant before. What an unusual looking plant. I am always seeing new things on your blog.

Thanks for sharing.

Myra

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

An unusual and intriguing bloom. V

Patsy said...

It is very impressive and it has a beauty of its on.

Helen said...

I like it, I think it is pretty. Helen

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

That is a strange looking flower. Does it have any scent?

elaine rickett said...

Wow - I'm speechless - that is a monster.

Zoey said...

I think it is pretty interesting!

TheGardeningBlog said...

Thats really very impressive! Thanks for sharing with us.

The Sage Butterfly said...

This is such a beautiful specimen...thanks for sharing...

Debbie said...

What an awesome plant, never heard of it before.

Stephanie said...

Very impressive!! The flower stands out just like the rafllesia. Good shots as well. Thanks for sharing. I have not seen such a gigantic voodoo lily even in pic ;-)

Sunray Gardens said...

Couldn't decide at first if I liked it or not, but I think I do for it's being unique.

Cher Sunray Gardens

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Lona girl that is simply amazing !!
Is it the type that also has a foul ordor like another of its kind ? .. I can't think of the name .. but I know you will know what I mean !
These are beautiful pictures girl : )
Joy

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Impressive indeed! What a bloom!

Gardening Under The Influence said...

To quote Cole Porter..."Do do, that voodoo, that you do so well" Very cool plant.

Sergio's Landscaping said...

This is a unique feature! How lucky of you to have seen such an interesting plant! Being in the lawn maintenance Phoenix industry, it's not everyday that we see this type of plant. The plant kingdom is simply amazing!