COLLECTING AND IDENTIFYING AMORPHOPHALLUS 

COLLECTING AND IDENTIFYING AMORPHOPHALLUS 

Collecting Amorphophallus species from the field is part of the effort required to sustain members of the genus faced with threats to their continued existence. Collecting these plants from the wild is for conservation purposes and to advance botanical knowledge. Mostly, Indonesian Amorphophallus species have a very restricted distribution; therefore, collecting them from the field …

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COLLECTORS AND ABBREVIATIONS

COLLECTORS AND ABBREVIATIONS

A person who collects plant specimens from the field, either living material or material destined for a herbarium, is called a collector. Detailed information regarding environmental circumstances such as temperature, altitude, soil pH and atmospheric humidity is usually recorded by the collector from the field site at the time of collection. It is also recommended …

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INDONESIAN AMORPHOPHALLUS

The genus of Amorphophallus is largely confined to the paleotropics: distributed from the tropics of Afrika and Madagascar, throughout the Indian subcontinent and subtropical eastern Himalayas; in subtropical and tropical Southeast Asia; through the Malay Archipelago; to tropical western Pasific and Northheast Australia This genus encompasses more than 220 species, of wich 63 species are …

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ABOUT THE PLANT AMORPHOPHALLUS

ABOUT THE PLANT AMORPHOPHALLUS

INFLORESCENCE  Normally in Amorphophallus a single inflorescence arises from the tuber, rarely two simultaneously. Usually inflorescences are solitary, with no leaves present, but in rare cases, inflorescences appear along with leaves. The peduncle is shorter than the spathe (the inflorescence then usually sessile) or longer. The pedunclet is usually ornamented with similar patterns and colours …

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Amorphophallus titanum VS Rafflesia arnoldii

Amorphophallus titanum VS Rafflesia arnoldii

Amorphophallus titanum and Rafflesia arnoldii both are species endemic to Sumatera, and both have inflorescences that feature as iconic emblems. The inflorescence of Amorphophallus titanum has been adopted as the floral emblem of Bengkulu Province. On the other hand, the flower of Rafflesia arnoldii is well known as one of three national Indonesian floral emblems. …

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