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Amorphophallus beccarii

Amorphophallus beccarii

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Amorphophallus beccarii Seeds

Amorphophallus beccarii, commonly known as Beccari's Amorphophallus, is a species of flowering plant in the Araceae family. It was first discovered by the Italian botanist Odoardo Beccari during his explorations in Sumatra. Native to the rainforests of Borneo, this plant features a distinctive flowers of a plantinflorescence characterized by a large, erect fleshy spike of minute flowersspadix surrounded by a maroon-colored a sheathing modified leaf partly enclosing flowersspathe.

The pungent odor emitted by the fleshy spike of minute flowersspadix attracts pollinators such as flies and beetles. Amorphophallus beccarii possesses a tuberous underground corm and produces a single leaf with multiple leaflets. It follows an infrequent growth pattern, remaining dormant for a significant part of the year.

Cultivating Amorphophallus beccarii outside its natural habitat is challenging due to its specific requirements of warm and humid conditions and well-drained soil. However, it is often sought after by enthusiasts and botanical gardens for its visually striking flowers of a plantinflorescence. The contributions of Odoardo Beccari have been instrumental in establishing the scientific presence and recognition of Amorphophallus beccarii in the botanical world.

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