The flowering of A. albispathus
Origin of the plant in the photos: Wilbert Hetterscheid's collection, ID# H.AM. 019
Three tubers, each about 4 inches tall, have each put up an inflorescence. I tried to hand pollinate them, but the attempt has failed this year.
|The first bloom opened in the last week of July.
|From close distance, the spathe is not as white, as the name would have you believe. There is some distinct veining and spotting.
|This is not a very good attempt at a closeup of the female flowers. A better one will appear here next year.
|This is one of socially acceptable amorphophalli, and there is no reason not to stick your nose into a flower. The smell is anise-like, with some lighly musty overtones.
All photos Copyright © 1997 Krzysztof Kozminski
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