Intriguing Senegalese plant: any tips for identification please?

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by janet bryan, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. janet bryan

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    We saw this plant in February, Kafountine, Cassemance, Senegal. It was growing in sandy soil (coastal) along the side of a track, standing 6-9 inches high. Any thoughts on identification would be appreciated. Thank you.
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Looks like the early stages of an aroid inflorescence. Amorphophallus is an example of a well-known genus producing such, but I would certainly not insist species shown could not belong to another.
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    WOW! Amazing... :)
     
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    Oh that is so COOL!!!
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Nope! Like many aroids, it is very warm . . . the flowers generate heat to help disperse the 'scent' and attract pollinating insects better
     
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    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    Jeez loueeze, M. Must you be so literal? Sorry for my lapse into the vernacular!
    A plant of most unusual and striking configuration. How's that?
    (Striking smell, no doubt.)
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Ah but warm plants are so much rarer and more special than cool ones ;-)
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    So apparently this one does not in fact do much more, I assumed it was going to elongate and grow significantly taller.
     
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    Hi Daniel, there is a larger photo of the plant (i.e. 3.8 MB taken 7 megapixel camera & cropped slightly) - you would be welcome to use it for photo of the day. How do I go about sending it? Bryan
     

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