Titan Arum (Amorphophallus titanum) in the Amorphophallus Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Plant Spread: to 15 feet (4.6m)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Showy
Other: Red
Flowers: Showy
Malodorous
Bloom Size: Over 12"
Flower Time: Other: Seasonal.
Inflorescence Height: to 10 feet (3 m)
Foliage Mound Height: to 20 feet (6m)
Underground structures: Tuber
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus. Toxic to cats and dogs.
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Remove seeds from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Leaf
Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant
Awards and Recognitions: Other: Rare Flower (Puspa Langka) of Indonesia

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Location: UC Berkeley Botanical GardensDate: 2007-08-07Petal edges
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Location: UC Berkeley Botanical GardensDate: 2007-08-07
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Location: UC Berkeley Botanical GardensDate: 2007-08-07
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Date: 2007-08-06Taken Aug. 6, 2007, one day before opening at The University of C
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Date: 2007-08-06Taken Aug. 6, 2007, one day before opening at The University of C
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Location: Dartmouth College greenhouse, Hanover, NHDate: 2016-09-24
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Location: Fremont, CADate: 2005-07-10"Ted" visiting the San Francisco Arboretum in 2010.
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Location: Fremont, CADate: 2006-08-07Sometimes you have to risk the smell to get a good look inside!
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Location: Fremont, CADate: 2006-08-07This is what a pollinator would see, once the bloom is fully open
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Date: 2007-08-07Holding mirror over bloom to see down inside.
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Location: Bradenton, FloridaDate: 2012-06-12
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Credits: US Botanic Garden
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Location: Dartmouth College greenhouse, Hanover, NHDate: 2016-09-24
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Location: Dartmouth College greenhouse, Hanover, NHDate: 2016-09-24
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Location: Dartmouth College greenhouse, Hanover, NHDate: 2016-09-24
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Location: Kew Gardens.Photo courtesy of: Denes Emoke
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Location: Kew GardensPhoto courtesy of: Denes Emoke
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Location: Kew GardensPhoto courtesy of: Denes Emoke
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Location: Botanischer Garten BonnDate: 2006-05-14Photo courtesy of: © Raimond Spekking / CC BY-SA 4.0 (via Wikime
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Location: Botanic Garden of Bonn (Germany)Date: 2012-07-17Photo courtesy of: Rosetta
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Location: Conservatoire botanique national de Brest, FranceDate: 2007-06-20Photo courtesy of: Jeffdelonge
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Date: 2011-06-30Photo courtesy of: TGrayPhotography
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Location: Kew GardensDate: 2009-05-30Photo courtesy of: Patche99z
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Location: Botanischen Garten MarburgDate: 2014-11-05Photo courtesy of: Peter Voeth
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Photo courtesy of: Knopfkind
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Location: Kew Gardens, EnglandPhoto courtesy of: Denes Emoke
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Location: Darthmouth College greenhouse, Hanover, NHDate: 2016-09-24
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Comments:
Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Jan 1, 2012 2:11 AM

When this voodoo flowered in a German botanical garden in 2006, more than 20,000 visitors came to see it.
Introduced in 1878; from Sumatra in Indonesia.
Corm is gigantic, measuring up to 48" diameter.
This is one of the largest non-woody plants in the world.

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