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anonymous25
May 7, 2018 4:37 AM CST
Do you know what kind of plant is this? this was just given to us and the smell is unimaginable.
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crawgarden
May 7, 2018 7:29 AM CST
Could you post a photo of the entire plant, does it have leaves? Is the fragrance good or bad as far as unimaginable.
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purpleinopp
May 7, 2018 8:10 AM CST
Hi & welcome! It may be Amorphophallus titanum.

Titan Arum (Amorphophallus titanum)
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plantladylin
May 7, 2018 8:10 AM CST
I first thought I was seeing an Iris up close but enlarging the photo, I wonder if perhaps it is the bloom of an Amorphophallus?

For comparison, check out Elephant Yam (Amorphophallus paeoniifolius)

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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
May 7, 2018 8:38 AM CST
That does look like a better match, Lin.
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plantladylin
May 7, 2018 8:46 AM CST
LOL, I've never grown Amorphophallus because I don't want stinky flowers but the ruffled edges reminded me of that one.
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