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Corpse Flower/Elephant foot yam - Amorphophallus paeoniifolius Tangkoko, Sulawesi.<br />
I wish I would have seen this when the flower was in bloom!<br />
The ID is based on suggestions of people in the Plant Identification group in facebook and reassured by this link in Wikimedia: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sulawesi_trsr_ph14.jpg" rel="nofollow">https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sulawesi_trsr_ph14.jpg</a><br />
In my spotting we are looking at the maturing berries.<br />
Here is a link showing the flower!<br />
<a href="https://tangkokowildlife.wordpress.com/2013/08/04/amorphophalus-sp/" rel="nofollow">https://tangkokowildlife.wordpress.com/2013/08/04/amorphophalus-sp/</a><br />
and another pic with a Macaca nigra next to it:<br />
<a href="https://www.mindenpictures.com/search/preview/celebes-black-macaque-macaca-nigra-feeding-beside-a-corpse-flower/0_00450056.html" rel="nofollow">https://www.mindenpictures.com/search/preview/celebes-black-macaque-macaca-nigra-feeding-beside-a-corpse-flower/0_00450056.html</a> Amorphophallus paeoniifolius,Elephant foot yam,Geotagged,Indonesia,Spring Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Corpse Flower/Elephant foot yam - Amorphophallus paeoniifolius

Tangkoko, Sulawesi.
I wish I would have seen this when the flower was in bloom!
The ID is based on suggestions of people in the Plant Identification group in facebook and reassured by this link in Wikimedia: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sulawesi_trsr_ph14.jpg
In my spotting we are looking at the maturing berries.
Here is a link showing the flower!
https://tangkokowildlife.wordpress.com/2013/08/04/amorphophalus-sp/
and another pic with a Macaca nigra next to it:
https://www.mindenpictures.com/search/preview/celebes-black-macaque-macaca-nigra-feeding-beside-a-corpse-flower/0_00450056.html

    comments (6)

  1. Wow, it's awesome in this stage and when flowering it almost looks like a fungus. Interesting! Posted one year ago
  2. Whoa, so cool! Posted one year ago
  3. I will never stop being surprised by all the variety out there. So beautiful! Posted one year ago
  4. Amazing flower - any idea why the strange names? It doesn't look like a corpse or an elephant's foot. Posted one year ago
    1. Corpse is because when the flower is in bloom it smells like rotten flesh and elephant foot may be because of the shape of the flower. See this link:
      https://www.anbg.gov.au/gnp/interns-2002/amorphophallus-paeoniifolius.html
      Posted one year ago
      1. Fascinating - thanks. Posted one year ago

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Amorphophallus paeoniifolius, the elephant foot yam or whitespot giant arum, is a tropical tuber crop grown primarily in Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the tropical Pacific islands. Because of its production potential and popularity as a vegetable in various cuisines, it can be raised as a cash crop.

Similar species: Alismatids
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Sep 7, 2019. Captured May 17, 2018 02:13 in Kasawari, Aertembaga, Bitung City, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
  • SP-820UZ
  • f/4.6
  • 1/50s
  • ISO800
  • 10.9mm